The Question is:
Are you aware of any problems when BASIC program, compiled under Alpha OpenVMS
v7.1, are run under v7.2-1.
I dont want to recompile 700+ programs if I dont have to.
Thanks in anticipation
The Answer is :
The upward-compatibility of application images (those using documented
interfaces and user-mode code) is and has been a longstanding goal of
OpenVMS Engineering regularly uses an OpenVMS VAX image that was
originally built on V1 of (as OpenVMS was then known) VAX/VMS -- and
that has also not been subsequently recompiled or relinked -- as part
of our OpenVMS VAX regression test suite.
Rebuilding existing source modules using newer versions of the compiler(s)
can, however, better code generation and potentially better application
performance. Related to this better code, please see the information on
the 21264 (EV6) SRM compatibility issues that is referenced at: