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My ideas: Languages - RPG

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%int() and %dec()does not allow blank character string

If I use a character string that only contain spaces or a variable character string with length=0 then %int() and %dec() returns with an escape message RNX0105 - "A character representation of a numeric value is in error.". I have studied the manu...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

Logical expressions resulting to *On/*Off

The result of a logical expression should evaluate to *On (True) or *Off (False) Use Case: DoW *On; // Infinite loopDoW *Off; // Bypass the loop. can be useful for testingDoU *Off; // Infinite loopDoU *On; If *On;If *Off;Etc. Now, compiler gives e...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Delivered

Internal job id in program datastructure

We would like to have easy access to the unique internal job id via the program datastructure (as we have to jobName, jobUser, jobNo in pos. 244-269). As for now we have to use API QUSRJOBI to find the internal job id. Use Case: Our system stores ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Dealloc not allowing fully qualified name

I am storing a pointer in a data-structure subfield, where this subfield is also an array. The DEALLOC opcode does not allow for a full qualified field name, only simple ones. Use Case: De-allocating pointers part of a data-structure subfield arra...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

%timestamp with micro seconds

Build in function %timestamp returns 000 in the micro second part. By using SQL you can get timestamp with micro seconds, but we measure a larger cpu consumption.The requirement is %timestamp with micro seconds and same performance as today! Use C...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Delivered

Create XML in RPGLE, BIF like %XML-CREATE()

In the Current world, IBM i is interacting with other systems by using the XML format messages which can be easily understood by different systems and humans. IBM has recently provided XML-INTO and XML-SAX built in functions to read the xml and to...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Delivered

Change the RPG compiler to add an option like ALIGN(*FULL)

The C compiler pads out a struct so that its length is a multiple of its alignment. So if the struct contains a pointer, the length will be a multiple of 16. RPG does not do this, even with the ALIGN keyword, so the RPG data structure might be up ...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Add New BIF's %right() and %left()

While %left(str: int) can be done with a %subst(str: 1: int), %right(str: int) is not so straight forward. %right(str: int) must be written as %subst(str: %len(%trimr(str)) - (int - 1)) This is far less readable. Please add convenience BIF's %left...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 14 Delivered

Add new BIFs %max() and %min()

While I can easily create sub-procedures to handle these functions, I can't create a single max or min sub-procedure to handle all numerical combinations, or a true variable numbers of parameters. Please add %min(1: 2: ... : n), and %max(1: 2: ......
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

For RPG provide the name of the actual procedure at runtime

For RPG extend Program status data sturcture (PSDS) or provide a BIF to reflect the name of the actual procedure. Use Case: Regarding PSDS, at the end add a subfield of at least 128 bytes.Regarding a BIF, implement %procedure() which returns the n...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Delivered