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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...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 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...
about 1 month 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...
over 2 years 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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Under review

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

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 ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Not under consideration

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...
almost 6 years 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.
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Future consideration