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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

Provide detection of program termination for RPG and Other ILE Languages

Provide a register call stack entry termination user exit procedure API that runs automatically when the call stack entry for which it is registered is ended also by a normal return to the caller. API CEERTX does this only on an abnormal program t...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 5 Not under 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...
almost 3 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

Chinese Character ? not being supported with CCSID 937

Hello Team, We have received an update from customer that the Chinese character 菓 is not being supported in one of the web based applications. We are using Traditional Chinese and CCSID on the AS400 side is 937 which is supported for Chinese chara...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Not under consideration

Simplify multilingual support by changing CRTDSPF and CRTPRTF to support new MSGCON parameter "Resolve MSGCON MsgID values at" *COMPILE (default) *RUNTIME (optional)

Multilingual support can be greatly simplified if IBM supports resolving MSGCON messages at *RUNTIME. Currently MSGCON messages are resolved at compile time only (not good). This is problematic because it locks-in compile time values to object whi...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Submitted

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...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

Add compiler error or descriptive runtime error to ILE C/C++ compiler in case of invalid pointer casts

We have encountered a problem at runtime when using a third party library (rdkafka) compiled with ILE C compiler. The functions used to set a call back function in the configuration converted a function pointer to a char pointer. We could build th...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Under review