Compiling 4GL to C

Genero's use of a p-code architecture removes restrictions on which platforms you use to develop your application.

The IBM® Informix® 4GL compilers include a p-code based runtime system called RDS as well as a C-compiled solution, the c4gl compiler. The RDS solution is typically used in a development environment, supporting a debugger, while the Informix 4GL C compiler is traditionally used to maximize performance on production sites. However, the C compiled binaries need to be built on the same target platform as the production system.

Genero Business Development Language supports a p-code architecture, which is as fast as the C-compiled version of IBM Informix 4GL. Since p-code files are portable, you can develop your application on a platform that is different from the production platform, saving porting procedures and simplifying deployment tasks.