It's silly to talk to D.F. intellegently, but ...
- From: "William M. Klein" <wmklein@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 10:08:16 GMT
Given D.F. recent opinion that HE knows what is a "reasonable" amount to pay for
a combined COBOL and PL/I compiler and development product (for Windows), I
thought I would ask him:
1) How much does one need to pay for a Fortran compiler
that works for Windows development (with or without support IBM mainframe
development)? Remember, this must be FROM IBM.
2) If I had a Billion (US or UK meaning of this) dollars, could I buy a Fortran
compiler that works with CICS on IBM mainframes? (Hint: Check out the current
CICS Application Programming Guide at:
and search on Fortran
3) If I had that same (or another) Billion dollars and wanted to use Fortran
with either IMS DB or DC on an IBM mainframe, could I do it? (Hint: check out:
4) In general, is IBM keeping current (with standards) and enhancing their
Fortran compiler for their flagship z/OS operating system? (Hint: check out the
dates on ALL the manuals at:
Of course, unlike D.F. I will happily admit that IBM is providing new and
enhanced Fortran compilers for different operating systems and subsystems - just
not their flagship mainframe ones.
wmklein <at> ix.netcom.com
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