Enterprise PL/I for z/OS has consistently delivered innovations to help developers maintain and create applications optimized for deployment on IBM System z servers. Like COBOL, PL/I also focuses on delivering new features to improve performance, productivity, and modernization of proven, business critical applications. IBM has delivered a new release of the PL/I compiler every year since 1999 on System z. The announcement of Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V4.4 has kept this streak alive and reaffirms IBM's commitment to PL/I on System z.
Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V4.4 fully exploits System z architecture, including the latest zEC12 and zBC12 servers. It also supports the new z/OS V2.1 operation environment. With this latest release, you can take advantage of new optimization features to improve application performance and reduce operating cost. You will also notice a 4X improvement in listing generation time, and improved program diagnostics, especially for programs that work with SQL. If you are an IMS user, you will be able to take advantage of new features to improve performance (e.g. Sparse arrays, XML cleaning and normalization; base 64 encoding and decoding). The size of the IMS convertor has also been significantly reduced, allowing more convertors to run in the same addressing space.
Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V4.4 is scheduled to GA on Sept. 6, 2013. For more information, visit http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/plizos