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Change RPG to support UNLOCK using RCDFMT name

RPG allows us to CHAIN using RCDFMT. RPG forces us to UPDATE/DELETE using RCDFMT. RPG does NOT allow us to UNLOCK using RCDFMT... This leads to buggy code -- it would be easier to spot mistakes and avoid bugs if we could CHAIN RCDFMT, UPDATE RCDFM...
4 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Defaults for Dcl-pi;

Parameters for programs and procedures are declared with Dcl-pi. Today it requires to to give the name or *N. But for programs and procedures that does not return a value - it would be appreciated if that was not required and could default to *N a...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

%split() should return an empty element where a separator character follows another separator character

In %split() if a separator character follows another separator character, it is ignored. For example, %SPLIT('abc..def' : '.') returns an array with two elements: ('abc','def'). It would be nice if it was possible that an empty element could be re...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Extend RPG compiler messages to support modern RPG naming

The current design for the compiler messages does not support the enhancements to modernize the RPG language. When messages are returned to a client via the *EVENTF option, the replacement values for the messages are limited to legacy system names...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

Relaxation of error RNF3776

Today you can declare parameters for programs that use the ctl-opt main just like any other RPG procedure - making declaration of a program as easy as declaring a procedure . However the compile will issue a warning RNF3776 "External program on pr...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Remove or Relaxe the error when %SUBST length exceeds length of data

The runtime for RPG currently blows up if %SUBST(var : START : LENGTH ) length value exceeds the length of the VAR or if it is 0.Provide an option to ignore this issue for runtime purposes. OPTION(*NOLENCHK) (No Length Check) which would cause run...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration

String interpolation for RPG

Add string interpolation support so variables can be inserted into string literals without having to use concatenation with + symbols and multiple literals. For example:apples = 4bananas = 3print(f"I have {apples} apples and {bananas} bananas") Us...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration

Change of name for ILE/RPG

Time to give ILE/RPG a new name that is better suited to its current form.Call it "RPG for i", matching "Db2 for i". Use Case: By giving the RPG product a new name will help us define the difference between modern free format RPG & the older f...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Not under consideration

Allow a BIF that checks to see if a parameter is passed

Please introduce a new BIF that will indicate if a parameter has been passed with actual data, as opposed to not passed or passed with *OMIT. Use Case: To check to see if a parameter defined as OPTIONS(*NOPASS) or ...*OMIT) was passed with data, I...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

FOR-EACH with record level access

The new FOR-EACH is today working on list, however it would be nice if - in the future - it could be extended to also handle record level access. ( and perhaps also user defined iterators) The basic idea is to make tighter and more concise coding ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration