August 2, 2016 Ted Holt
Today’s musings fall into the “why would anybody want to do that?” category. “Why would anybody want to be president?” asks Barack Obama. “Why would anybody steal a groundhog?” asks Rita in Groundhog Day. My question is, “Why would anybody pass 16,382 parameters to a subprocedure?” There is a better way.
I stand second to none in my admiration for parameters. The first system I learned to program, the IBM System/3 Model 12, allowed no parameter passing to RPG programs or OCL procedures. Cloning diminished–and life improved–when I started working on a S/34, which allowed OCL procedures to receive