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Languages - RPG

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%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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

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 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered
126 VOTE

New built-in function %SPLIT.

The new built-in function %SPLIT can be used to extract an array of elements from a source string. Use Case: DCL-S myArray VARCHAR(255) DIM(255);DCL-S myString VARCHAR(32767) INZ('a;b;c');DCL-C MY_SEPARATOR ';'; myArray = %SPLIT(myString : MY_SEPA...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 20 Delivered
118 VOTE

For RPG extend array capabilities

Extend arrays and data-structure arrays to be really dynamic without having to use base pointer and memory allocation. Without having to give number of max elements in dim(), e.g. dim(*varying) or dim(*dynamic) or dim(*automatic).Provide functiona...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Delivered
112 VOTE

Provide an %UPPER and %LOWER bif

It would be helpful to have an easier and more robust way to change the case of characters from upper to lower or lower to upper. The current method is to use the %XLATE function, but the usual way that this is coded (just using the main 26 letter...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 17 Delivered

Enhancement to SELECT

Currently there is no difference between a SELECT ... ENDSL block and an IF ... ELSEIF ... ENDIF block. I am not real sure why both are in the language. However, if the SELECT block had a "switched" format like the SWITCH block in C, that would be...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 13 Delivered

Extend ON-ERROR to accept message codes

In our codebase, we use a lot of user-defined message codes in *ESCAPE messages for our exception handling. We combine these with RPG's MONITOR op-code to trap the errors and, if possible, handle them. Identification of the last exception message ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Provide %InList Built In Function

Provide a new BIF %InList() or %OrList() to check if a variable's value exit in list. Use Case: Dcl-S MyState Char(2) Inz('CA') If %InList(MyVar : 'CA' : 'NV': 'AZ': 'NM': 'NY'); do somethingEndIf; Or If %InList(MyVar : ',' : 'CA,NV,AZ,NM,NY'); //...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 15 Delivered

provide "between" operator in rpg expressions

Provide "between" in rpg logical expressions Use Case: if a >=b and a<=c ;could be replaced by :if a between b and c;
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered

Make %subst and %len operate on characters for UTF-8 and UTF-16

Since V7R2 RPG supports UTF-8 and UTF-16 data. That is very nice, however, its usefulness is limited by the fact that %len and %subst operate on bytes instead of characters. That makes it practically impossible to process a UTF-8 of UTF-16 string ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered