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Languages - RPG

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Allow %PROC BiF in the ON-EXIT

Allow the %PROC built in function to be used in the ON-EXIT group. That way if the subprocedure errors I can return the name of the subprocedure to whatever called it.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Add %hival() and %loval() BIFs

The *HIVAL and *LOVAL features in RPG are extremly usefull. But especially when comparing, the compiler assumes, that *HIVAL/*LOVAL are according to the compared field - but often you have to compare a value to the *HIVAL/*LOVAL of another field -...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

XML-INTO to have full UTF-8 support, or work as old time "MOVE" function and don't care of what the content is, just dump it into the receiving variable.

XML-INTO to have full UTF-8 support, or work as old time "MOVE" function and don't care of what the content is, just dump it into the receiving variable. example: incomingfile.xml encoded in UTF-8 should be parsed and a number of data should be st...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Use 'IN' operator on %split to compare like in %list

When working with a list represented in a string, with %split, the 'IN' operator cannot be used as it can with the function %list. However, it is necessary to have this functionality in order to check if certain elements are present in a string li...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

Add "Deprecated" as a special keyword to procedures

Deprecation is something that is not something that RPG developers would be familiar with, however open source developers are. When you no longer need a method or when you dont want someone to use a method that is out there, you deprecate the meth...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Future consideration

Allow SND-MSG to use %target( *PGMBDY: 0 )

It just makes things so much easier. Supporting *PGMBDY allows *ESCAPE messages to be sent directly to the calling executable (terminating the sending program) from any procedure in a program. Only offering *CALLER forces one to attempt to count t...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Provide a CTL-OPT keyword to prohibit or issue a compiler warning when 6 char dates are used in RPG programs that will not work after 2039

dsply %date('010140':*mdy0) ; it will show DSPLY 1940-01-01 which is wrong. At least issue a compiler warning.
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Provide a CTL-OPT keyword to prohibit or issue a compiler warning when $ or @ are used in Variable or Procedure names

The use of $ and @ in variable names and procedure names in RPG IV hasn't been recommend in nearly 30 years. Yet we still see some legacy developers using those symbols for some reason. I'd like to see a compiler option or CTL-OPT keyword and eith...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration