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Extend PCML to optionally include private (ie not exported) procedures

Breaking this part out from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please add an option to include private functions/procedures in generated PCML with a tag indicating this. This part would primarily be used to generate document...
25 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Extend PCML to optionally include source file & line number where data structures and procedures are defined

Breaking out this part from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please add an option for the PCML generated to include the source file & line number where data structures & procedures are defined. My initial plan woul...
25 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Update RPG compiler to optionally include PCML comments in the module based PCML

Breaking out this part from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please update the RPG compiler to have the ability to include any comments or other information included in the IFS PCML into the module based PCML. This would w...
25 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Allow data structures to be extended or decorated

RPG currently allows us to define a data structure with the same layout another with the LIKEDS keyword. It would be useful to be able to use a similar keyword to define the basic structure, but also to extend the data structure and add additional...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Allow TEMPLATE keyword for standalone fields

The template keyword allows data structures to be defined as a custom complex type simply for the purpose of defining other data structures with the same structure. Extending this to standalone variables will allow custom simple types to be define...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Functionality already exists

Improve PCML to allow non-integer return variables and SQL service to retrieve PCML

Please update PCML to allow any return variable or parameter that RPG natively supports and add a SQL service to pull PCML from the object. This was mentioned in a comment for IBMI-I-2812 but I thought it warranted it's own request. The PGMINFO co...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Increase line size of SRCSTMF on the CRTSQLRPGI command.

As an attempt to modernize my application source code I am storing my sqlrpgle code on the IBM i IFS and was attempting to use IBM Better Object Builder (BOB) to compile my code. It is frustrating though, that I still have to deal with a 100 lengt...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Control spec similar to BNDDIR (also similar to BNDSRVPGM parameter in CRTBNDCL) to specify a service program

Allows the programmer to leverage C application programs/procedures without requiring a binding directory or special compile instructions - ie., CRTRPGMOD followed by CRTPGM.
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

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 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

declare multiple variables on the same line in RPG free

Please add the possibility to declare multiple variable of the the same type on the same line, taking advantage of "free" RPG form possibilities, similar to C or other languages. i.e. DCL-S i1, i2, i3, i4 INT(10); DCL-DS struct1, struct2, struct3 ...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration