Is It Time To Rename RPG?
August 24, 2020 Alex Woodie
Should IBM rename RPG, and if so, what should the new name be? It’s an interesting idea, and one that was recently floated by a member of the IBM i community, who submitted an official request for enhancement (RFE) on the matter. The crux of the argument is that full free-format RPG is such a dramatic departure from fixed-format RPG that it deserves a new name. But will IBM, which owns the language, go along with the change?
Report Program Generator, or RPG, debuted way back in 1959, at the dawn of the computer age, as a way to replicate …Read more