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Command Prompting Control not Executing

Command prompting control is not executing when no value is entered for a required parameter. Meaning, if a user prompts a command that has a required parameter but then simply presses ENTER instead of filling in the required parameter value, no e...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

ADD ACTGRP Parameter to CRTBNDC CL Command

When compiling a C source file member using CRTBNDC command, the generated *PGM object is assigned an Activation Group of *NEW.Please add the ACTGRP (Activation Group) Parameter to the CRTBNDC command so we can assign the activation group and comp...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

Native javadoc functionality for all ILE development languages

Within the java language, javadoc provides a consistent documentation facility that encourages modular design and code reuse. While there have been third-party functions provided for some IBM i development languages, it hasn't covered all of the a...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

QUHDSPH API Window border type

The 'QUHDSPH' API display a panelgroup help text in a window, however the window border is hardcoded to the 'dotted line' characters. When not hardcoding window border characters, IBM i ACS displays the window border in a nice 3D-effect which is n...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

STRDBG should support showing variables for a selected recursive level

In ILE Cobol you can use the keyword "IS RECURSIVE" so that this program can be called recursively. To have own storage for each recursive call you can define these variables under "LOCAL-STORAGE SECTION". Currently the debugger (STRDBG) can only ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Future consideration

Add round() function to ILE C/C++ (math.h)

We need to use the round() function in ILE C/C++. Currently it is not included in the header math.h. The function is from the C99 standard. z/OS has also support for it: https://www.ibm.com/docs/pl/zos/2.4.0?topic=functions-round-roundf-roundl-rou...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

Add *COMPRESSDBG to parameter DBGVIEW for ILE C/C++ compiler

On I5/OS V5R4M0 IBM has added the options *NOCOMPRESSDBG / *COMPRESSDBG to the ILE Cobol Compiler commands CRTBNDCBL and CRTCBLMOD. These options are also needed for the ILE C/C++ compiler to reduce the size of the *MODULE object and later also in...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Future consideration

COBOL compiler option STDINZ required be enhanced to initialize variables

COBOL compiler option STDINZ required to be enhanced to initialize variables based on the data type. E.g. Numeric fields to be initialize with Zeros, Character fields to be initialized with Blanks etc. This is to avoid initialization issues of the...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

Self-closing tags in COBOL (IBMi)

Creating XML messages on COBOL using XML-GENERATE has limited option when compared to Z/OS COBOL. Getting around the requirement to build XML with self-closing tags is a tedious task. Would be helpful to have this option in native COBOL.
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Future consideration

support #pragma once in C/C++

Please add support for the non-standard but widely support #pragma once. It's way more convinient than regular include guards and would make porting software easier.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration