March 13, 2017 Jon Paris
From time to time somebody will recommend an application to me and it sounds really useful – until I discover that it is Windows Only. Whenever that happens I usually go to one of the Alternative To websites, such as AlternativeTo.net, to see what I can find.
Recently I was asked if there were any alternatives to SEU by a programmer who wanted to use fully free RPG and was tired of the green screen blobs all over his code. (See the example below if you don’t know what I mean by this.) This was a topic that …Read more
February 20, 2017 Jon Paris
In my earlier tip, Fundamentals: Parameter Passing, I discussed the basics of parameter passing and the importance of ensuring that parameter lengths and data types match those expected by the called routine. In this tip I want to go one step further and discuss differences between passing parameters to programs and to procedures.
Let’s start with passing parameters between programs. In particular, I will focus on the impact of passing fewer parameters than the called program is expecting because this is one area in which programs and procedures differ, and a failure to understand that can lead to some …Read more