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Languages - RPG

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For a procedure returning a varchar, writing "return *blank;" should be the same as writing "return '';"

Writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); dcl-proc GetErrorMessage; dcl-pi *n varchar(500); end-pi; return *blank;end-proc; result = GetErrorMessage(); //=> result = '[500 times space character]' is not the same as writing: dcl-s result varchar(500);...
5 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Add an argument to %Scan to calculate and return occurrences of the search-arg

Objective: To have an argument in %Scan that returns the total number of occurrences of the search argument in the search string. for example... string = 'hello world' count of 'o' = 2 Below is a suggestive implementation using a hypothetical rese...
10 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

add a %round built-in function

While %inth and %dech exist, they only allow for half up rounding and don’t have an option to round to a negative number of decimal places (e.g. 123 => 120). The %dech built-in is kind of awkward because you always must specify the size and pre...
18 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Allow to initialize arrays using %list

Allow for arrays to be initialized using %list command, for example: dcl-s allowedValues int(10) dim(4) inz(%list(1:2:3:4)); Plus error checking when initial value exceeds array size etc.
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

create a BIF for transliteration/transform facility (ICU BASED)

String replacement and transliteration is an extremely common task in business applications and communication to external parties in international settings. This produce a lot of custom code (and a lot of substandard one) in IBM shops. To do it pr...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

options(*exact) indicator should accept *on and *off

Declaring an indicator on a procedure parameter using options(*exact) restricts calling processes to passing in '1' and '0' literal strings. I think this should accept the special values *on and *off. This currently does not compile. I believe the...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

Allow ON-EXCP to use a simple qualified name

The invention of the enum structure is great for documenting return codes or exception IDs for particular purposes. These can be used on the ON-EXCP opcode to clarify the meaning of each message ID monitored. Qualification of structures (or enums)...
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

Clean string of control/unprintable characters < x'40'

Please either create a new BIF, or, supply a new, special value for the first parm of %scanrpl, that will replace all "unprintable", or control, characters in a string with a specified string. An unprintable, or control, character is any character...
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Add bit identifiers to DCL-DS subfields in RPG IV

I'd like to have the ability to declare a bit field in an RPG IV data structure. In the C language, you might have a structure like this: struct _Gen_IOP_T { /*Gen IOP breakdown structure for MATMATR*/ char Bus; /* Bus Number */ int Card : 4; /...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

**free to be an optional default on compile commands

We have some applications that are fully free form. In these cases we don’t want to have to enter **free at the top of every piece of code as it seems unnecessary, but we have to do it anyway. If the compiler commands had an option something like ...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration