Code/400

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Code/400 is a PC-based editor that used to be shipped as part of ADTS/CS, and is now included as a part of WDSC. Code/400 runs on a Windows PC (early versions ran on OS/2), and allows one to edit a source member on System i, with PC-based syntax checking, colour coded tokens and the ability to submit a compilation to the host with feedback coming back to the editor.

Code/400 is a legacy product, and is stabilized. That means that while IBM still ship it with WDSC, they are not planning on enhancing it. It has been superseded by WDSC in all respects. Code/400 is scriptable, using either REXX or Java.

Written in C++, it has an executable one can run under Windows (codeedit.exe). This makes it possible to use Code/400 to edit PC files, as well as files located on the host because it will integrate with Windows Explorer, allowing easy point and click editing. This can be very handy when browsing code on the web; if you open a file with an extension recognised by Windows, it will open in Code/400, with all the syntax checking and tokenising working.