Find the Length of a Character String in CL, Take Two
December 7, 2005 Hey, Ted
Just yesterday, I was trying to determine the length of the value of a CL variable, so your tip today using the MSGDTA trick was helpful. I was thinking that IBM had added %TRIM and %LEN to the list of CL built-in functions (BIFs) that exist in recent releases, but I guess I was imagining this. Why hasn’t IBM done this, with all the other great enhancements to CL recently? Is there a way to add your own BIFs to CL by creating your own commands?
I have long advocated the creation of commands to extend the CL language,