About half the companies I work with as a consultant want to keep all their application development in fixed-format RPG. Most of the time it's because the shop's programmers already know the language and are immediately productive. When learning free-format RPGLE, programmers spend a fair amount of time figuring out how to do tasks that were easy in fixed format. An example of this is splitting a dollar amount into the whole dollar value and the cents value and storing them as ...

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