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My ideas: Languages - RPG

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Implement new %POS BIF to facilitate soft coding of DS overlays

Currently if you want to redefine a portion of a Data Structure (usually as an array) you have limited choices. One approach is to manually key the names of all required fields into a DS and then overlay those fields with an array. This is tedious...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Delivered

Enhance strong typing specs

ILE and especially RPG should provide means to force strong typing to satisfy specific requirements. There is a medium urgency for parameters declared CONST, but, in my opinion, there is an urgent requirement for type checking regarding data struc...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Delivered

Change RPG compiler to require prototypes for exported procedures

With 7.1 the compiler was changed to not require prototypes for procedures of a RPG module. While that change is great for local procedures, it is really bad for exported procedures, because the compiler does not necessarily validate the prototype...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 15 Delivered

Support Array names and %SUBARR on %MIN and %MAX in RPG IV

The IBM i v7r2 RPG IV enhancements of %MIN and %MAX do not support the use of an RPG ARRAY name as their only parameter. This would provide the ability to extract the min/max of an array of elements. Supporting an array name as well as %SUBARR wou...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 12 Delivered

Add Joblog Messaging Built-in Function to RPG IV

Need simplified methods for writing messages from RPG IV to the Joblog. To that end, we need built-in function that will:write to the joblog using Qp0zLprintf or similar. This built-in function should be named %JOBLOG.Send various message types (*...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Delivered

RNF8042 -- Not enough source records for compile time array should have at least severity 10 instead of 00

If you are compiling a program and have a compile time array where there are not enough source records provided to load array or table you get the message id RNF8042: RNF8042 Not enough source records provided to load array or table. The problem i...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Delivered

RPG - options(*autostring) in prototypes

To get a more "polymorph" approach to transfer parameter to API's - it would be nice if a prototype could be declare to automatically convert date, time, timestamp, int, packed, zoned, char's and varchar to zero terminated strings with that same c...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Delivered

system name in program datastructure

Hello, when you Change the program datastructure (RFE 103671) would it be possible to add the System Name? When you work with different systems you often need the system name. Today you have to use a API to get the system name. It would be really ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Delivered

Change RNF ID & help text for global array starting with TAB

I ran into an issue yesterday where I created a global variable as an array. The variable name was Table_Title. When I attempted to access the array using an element ID (ie. Table_Title(1)), the compiler would throw an RNF0528 "The index is not al...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Delivered
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New built-in function %SPLIT.

The new built-in function %SPLIT can be used to extract an array of elements from a source string. Use Case: DCL-S myArray VARCHAR(255) DIM(255);DCL-S myString VARCHAR(32767) INZ('a;b;c');DCL-C MY_SEPARATOR ';'; myArray = %SPLIT(myString : MY_SEPA...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 20 Delivered