IBM PL/I for AIX key features

Produces PL/I code that performs across all levels of AIX

The compiler maximizes middleware by providing access to IBM Db2® and IBM TXSeries® systems. It also well integrates SQL, IBM CICS® and preprocessors, as well as the PL/I macro facility. You can now use the compiler to produces PL/I code that performs across all hardware levels of AIX® including Power Systems™.

Increased interoperability with Java and XML

The compiler provides flexibility and control over the form of XML documents that are generated. In addition, it also allows PL/I and Java® programs to inter-operate based on the Java Native Interface. You can now use the compiler to consume program inbound XML messages and transform contents into PL/I data structures by making use of the high-speed XML parser.

Extended debugging capabilities

The compiler produces symbolic debugging information, which can be read by any standard AIX debugger. You are enabled to monitor variables, registers, memory, call stacks and other elements. Moreover, you can now debug applications that are written in C, C++, COBOL and PL/I from your workstation.

Improved application compatibility with PL/I for z/OS®

The compiler provides source compatibility and data management utilities to reduce the barriers and minimize the risks of porting from other PL/I implementations.

Technical details

Software requirements

IBM PL/I for AIX, V3.1 runs in conjunction with the supported releases of the following programs and their subsequent releases or their equivalents. For more information on the programs listed that require program temporary fixes (PTFs), refer to the Installation Guide.

    Hardware requirements

    IBM PL/I for AIX, V3.1 and its generated object programs run on any processors that are supported by:

    • AIX V5.3.9.0 or later
    • AIX V6.1.0.0 or later
    • AIX V7.0 with lastest PTFs

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