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Enhance C++ for i so that exporting Class definitions from a *SRVPGM doesn't require EXPORT(*ALL)

When attempting to use a user-written C++ Class that was previously defined in a *SRVPGM, the entire class object (mangled names an all) must be exported from the module that contains it using EXPORT(*ALL) due to the nature of the generated C++ na...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Not under consideration

DDS: ASSUME keyword should be mentioned in the manual with the WINDOW keyword

In the DDS manual for display files I would like that for the WINDOW keyword it is added that if a dummy record with the ASSUME keyword exists in the display file then the display will not be cleared. It could be added in the "related reference" s...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted

ILE "C" insecure String functions

We have already created a support ticket with case number TS011234820 on the same. As per the latest Insecure C functions that are documented everywhere, C program String functions like strcpy, strcat, strtok, and sprintf are considered unsafe and...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Not under consideration

Self-closing tags in COBOL (IBMi)

Creating XML messages on COBOL using XML-GENERATE has limited option when compared to Z/OS COBOL. Getting around the requirement to build XML with self-closing tags is a tedious task. Would be helpful to have this option in native COBOL.
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Future consideration

Provide detection of program termination for RPG and Other ILE Languages

Provide a register call stack entry termination user exit procedure API that runs automatically when the call stack entry for which it is registered is ended also by a normal return to the caller. API CEERTX does this only on an abnormal program t...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 5 Not under consideration

Add *COMPRESSDBG to parameter DBGVIEW for ILE C/C++ compiler

On I5/OS V5R4M0 IBM has added the options *NOCOMPRESSDBG / *COMPRESSDBG to the ILE Cobol Compiler commands CRTBNDCBL and CRTCBLMOD. These options are also needed for the ILE C/C++ compiler to reduce the size of the *MODULE object and later also in...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Future consideration

Add use of visibility attributes to ILE C/C++ compiler

When creating a C/C++ module (using CRTCMOD / CRTCPPMOD) all symbols will be exported. To control the exported symbols in a service program you can only use *ALL (export all symbols) or *SRCFILE in parameter EXPORT in the command CRTSRVPGM. For se...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 0 Submitted

Native javadoc functionality for all ILE development languages

Within the java language, javadoc provides a consistent documentation facility that encourages modular design and code reuse. While there have been third-party functions provided for some IBM i development languages, it hasn't covered all of the a...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

support #pragma once in C/C++

Please add support for the non-standard but widely support #pragma once. It's way more convinient than regular include guards and would make porting software easier.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

Compiler: Replace object without moving existing object to QRPLOBJ

We have a LPAR which is used as a build server for ILE objects. Therefore the LPAR will only execute compiler commands, save the created objects and send them to another server. The compiled objects will never be used (called) on this LPAR. When w...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Not under consideration