Report Program Generator definition tool
(RPG) An IBM
programming language developed by Wilf Hey
in 1965 for easy production of sophisticated large system reports.
RPG is a 3GL
similar to COBOL
, but more concise and supposedly easier for non-programmers to use. It processes its input one line at a time and does not treat tables as conceptual entities.
It was popular on System 34/36 minicomputers
Versions: RPG II, RPG III, RPG/400 for IBM AS/400
versions by California Software and Lattice
version by Unibol. Cross-platform
version by J & C Migrations runs on MS-DOS
, and OS/390
See also CL