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DDS: ASSUME keyword should be mentioned in the manual with the WINDOW keyword
In the DDS manual for display files I would like that for the WINDOW keyword it is added that if a dummy record with the ASSUME keyword exists in the display file then the display will not be cleared. It could be added in the "related reference" s...
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.
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...
Add use of visibility attributes to ILE C/C++ compiler
When creating a C/C++ module (using CRTCMOD / CRTCPPMOD) all symbols will be exported. To control the exported symbols in a service program you can only use *ALL (export all symbols) or *SRCFILE in parameter EXPORT in the command CRTSRVPGM. For se...
Enhance C++ for i so that exporting Class definitions from a *SRVPGM doesn't require EXPORT(*ALL)
When attempting to use a user-written C++ Class that was previously defined in a *SRVPGM, the entire class object (mangled names an all) must be exported from the module that contains it using EXPORT(*ALL) due to the nature of the generated C++ na...
We have already created a support ticket with case number TS011234820 on the same. As per the latest Insecure C functions that are documented everywhere, C program String functions like strcpy, strcat, strtok, and sprintf are considered unsafe and...
Compiler: Replace object without moving existing object to QRPLOBJ
We have a LPAR which is used as a build server for ILE objects. Therefore the LPAR will only execute compiler commands, save the created objects and send them to another server. The compiled objects will never be used (called) on this LPAR. When w...
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...
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 ...
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