Re: [U2] Microdata Conversion
Tony Gravagno <3xk547o02 <at> sneakemail.com>
2009-11-03 19:34:40 GMT
> From: Ed Clark
> With all those options, there's no reason to consider
> D3 if you rely on PQN procs.
I'll agree with all of Ed's other comments - except that one.
You can get RPL for D3, which is essentially compiled PQN. All
of your F-OPEN, F-READ, and &/!/%/# buffers are there, plus more.
So D3 is as much on the table as any other platform.
I don't think anyone has mentioned QM yet, but I believe there is
strong support for PQN there as well.
One of my clients, a regular here, took several months to migrate
dicts from Pick-style A/S correlatives to Unidata. Major pain.
Of all of the platforms available, I'd think Unidata is the most
difficult for migration of a really full-featured app.
Reality probably supports Microdata better than anyone -
including full PQN support. Unless you feel compelled to move
from a Pick-based platform to a Prime-based platform with support
for Pick flavors, there's really no need to go that route.
Bottom line is that you can go anywhere you want with relative
equal pain or lack thereof. Given that technically most of the
options are equivalent, my inclination would be to go with the
strongest vendor, best product support, best options for the