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Languages - CL (Control Language)

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Allow for MONMSG MSGID(*ALL)

It is not possible to create a program that monitors for all messages. Examples of CL programs that want to do this are Unit Testing Frameworks, Event Dispatching frameworks, etc.. Often it is not possible to know what messages return from a comma...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Future consideration

Enhance PARM ELEM and QUAL statements to support 8-digit DATE value

When creating IBM and User-written CL commands, the PARM ELEM and QUAL statements are used to define parameters. Today the TYPE parameter of those statements supports *DATE. However it always passes the value into the command processing program (C...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 3 Future consideration

Provide a PARSE_CL_STMT SQL UDTF that returns parms and values

It would be great to have a way to check CL command options similar to how we do today with PARSE_STATEMENT for SQL statements.The ideal candidate would return the parameters (kwd names) and the value the user passed to those parameter in a table ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 Future consideration

Argument for a built-in function can be the result of another built-in function

I would like that the argument for a built-in function can be the result of another built-in function. For example if I was going to emulate a varying length variable then I can only get the total length of the fixed length variable, not the lengt...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Future consideration

Allow CALLSUBR on EXEC() parm of global MONMSG

Currently, a global MONMSG can only have GOTO in the EXEC() parameter. With the addition of subroutines in CL, it would be beneficial to allow the CALLSUBR opcode in the EXEC() parameter to invoke a generic error handling routine. Use Case: Allowi...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 2 Future consideration

DCL variable length variables or CALLPRC passing *BYVAL2 or *BYVAL4

I would like the ability to declare a varying length character variable in CL. Just like in RPG. For example:DCL VAR(&VAR) TYPE(*CHAR) LEN(100)DCL VAR(&VAR) TYPE(*VARCHAR) LEN(100) DCL VAR(&VAR) TYPE(*VARCHAR) LEN(100000) DCL VAR(&...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 5 Future consideration

Copy To Archive File (CPYTOARCF) Enhancement

Please enhance the CPYTOARCF command so that it takes the specified directory as the root directory in the zip file. Example 1: CPYTOARCF FROMFILE('/home/raddatz/temp/ziptest')TOARCF('/home/raddatz/temp/ziptest.zip') In this case the first directo...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - CL (Control Language) 4 Future consideration