The Nearly Forgotten DSPLY Operation
September 10, 2014 Paul Tuohy
I am sometimes asked strange questions at conferences. A recent example is: “Which operation code do you use most in RPG?” After overcoming my initial reaction of wondering what the questioner was smoking (and where I could get some), I gave the question some thought. And the answer is: The DSPLY operation.
Now, before you start to wonder what I am smoking (and where you can get some), let me explain. Firstly, the DSPLY operation will never see its way into production code, I only use it in test programs (more in a minute). Secondly, and what a lot of