Modernize AS400 RPG to Free Format RPGLE
The call to Modernize AS400 RPG is a frequent one that you will hear in every day support for these old dinosaur programs.
Upgrading old code is a fun past time that we all enjoy.
The amount of old code on your system increases exponentially with the number of people in your company that incorrectly call your IBM i System - AS400 or iSeriesMe. 🙂
I work for many clients with environments containing hundreds of old RPGIII programs. As a general rule, whenever I am asked to update one of these dinosaurs I start by converting it to RPGLE & then make the modification. The resulting code is often more efficient, and (most importantly) easier to understand and maintain in the future.
So, now it's time for the fun bit!