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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...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Submitted

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

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...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted

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.
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 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

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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted

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

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Not under consideration

ILE "C" insecure String functions

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Not under consideration