Procs are definitely a subject that will start a good debate. I don't think Procs offer any performance advantage at all. It does offer the ability to do things that are possible in paragraphs like PROCWRITES. That said, I personally have never been a fan of procs.
I started out in the Pick marketplace as a programmer for a software company that had an R83 Pick based manf package and was just moving to Prime Information (yes, way back when dinosaurs ran wild). I had to opportunity to work on both coming from a neutral background. My reaction to Pick with the cryptic Procs over Information with it's online help and command stacker was you'd have to have some fascination with pain to prefer Pick. I am no fan of proc. I consider it a necessary skillset to support a few systems. Never would use it on Universe if I wasn't forced to. My 2 cents. Mike R. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 12:38 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Proc or Para All, I am accustomed to using paragraphs. Some systems I work on rely on Procs for almost every task. The ProVerb guide mentions that Procs "...are a bridge from a Pick system to UniVerse, allowing those of you with Pick backgrounds to port Pick applications to UniVerse..." and "...ProVerb is a good tool for minor programming tasks...". Is there a performance advantage to using one or the other? I realize this might be a touchy topic but it's one I've been wondering about for some time. the ProVerb manual makes it sound like procs were a migration tool of sorts. Regards, L. Slingford -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users