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Languages - RPG

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Be able to use CTL-OPT BNDDIR anywhere in a program

For each service program, we put our exported prototypes into a "reference source" in a file named "QRPGLEREF". Hence, our programs can use these prototypes by including those reference sources, e.g. program ORD001 might begin: ctl-opt; /include q...
9 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

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

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.
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

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...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 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'; ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Allow %right, %left, and %subdt to left of assignment operator =

%subst is allowed on the left of an assignment operator, in order to change a substring. It would be nice if %left, %right, and %subdt could do the same. Instead of: if (%len(%trimr(XREF)) > %len(F1XREF)); %subst(F1XREF:(%len(F1XREF) - 2)) = '....
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

New ASSERT op-code

Assertions are good programming style and widely in use in C, C++ and other languages. The idea is to have an ASSERT op-code like that: assert sqlcode in %list(0:100) 'Unexpected SQLCODE = '+%char(sqlcode); assert sqlcode = *zero %msg(...) %target...
5 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 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration