Produce better code and exchange knowledge with code reviews.
Written by Tom Snyder
One of the most typical obstacles with the adoption of modern programming techniques in RPG shops is the fact that everyone is at a different level of knowledge in different areas. All programmers have their areas of work that they find important, and they may not always be in the same genre. With code reviews, you give all of the people with different flavors of programming styles the opportunity to share their knowledge with the others on the staff.
Have you ever wondered how many spool files are on your system (or more accurately, on a given auxiliary storage pool which, for many companies, is the same thing)? What about the number of spool files a particular user currently owns? If so, don't feel alone. In fact, there have been sufficient requests for this type of management data that IBM has provided the Retrieve Spool Information (QSPSPLI) API to provide you with quick access to this information. The QSPSPLI API, documented here, is standard with 7.1 of the i operating system and is also available on 6.1 with PTFs SI33959 and SI34013.