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DATA-INTO Parser can access Populating Data Structure's Field attribute details

This would allow the parser to make better decisions in many cases. For example, Example 1: If we need the add some custom logic like if a data is getting truncated. If parser have access to know the populating field attribute it will be possible ...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 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

Provide a CTL-OPT keyword to prohibit or issue a compiler warning when $ or @ are used in Variable or Procedure names

The use of $ and @ in variable names and procedure names in RPG IV hasn't been recommend in nearly 30 years. Yet we still see some legacy developers using those symbols for some reason. I'd like to see a compiler option or CTL-OPT keyword and eith...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Provide a CTL-OPT keyword to prohibit or issue a compiler warning when 6 char dates are used in RPG programs that will not work after 2039

dsply %date('010140':*mdy0) ; it will show DSPLY 1940-01-01 which is wrong. At least issue a compiler warning.
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Allow Dump operation code in ON-EXIT group

Allow the Dump operation code in the ON-EXIT group. If an error has happened a program dump can be generated.
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

XML-INTO to have full UTF-8 support, or work as old time "MOVE" function and don't care of what the content is, just dump it into the receiving variable.

XML-INTO to have full UTF-8 support, or work as old time "MOVE" function and don't care of what the content is, just dump it into the receiving variable. example: incomingfile.xml encoded in UTF-8 should be parsed and a number of data should be st...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

FOR-EACH with record level access

The new FOR-EACH is today working on list, however it would be nice if - in the future - it could be extended to also handle record level access. ( and perhaps also user defined iterators) The basic idea is to make tighter and more concise coding ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

RPG block comments

Single line comments are allowed today by // however the commonly used block comment /* … */ are not. Use Case: Since **free don't have a concept of H,C,F spec it should be straight forward to implement the /* .. */ block comment syntax. The work ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

String interpolation for RPG

Add string interpolation support so variables can be inserted into string literals without having to use concatenation with + symbols and multiple literals. For example:apples = 4bananas = 3print(f"I have {apples} apples and {bananas} bananas") Us...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Not under consideration

Provide support for null indicators in DATA-GEN in RPG

When generating JSON documents, it is a common requirement to be able to generate data like "field": null. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to do that in DATA-GEN (same problem applies to DATA-INTO in the other direction, but I see there's alrea...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Submitted