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My ideas: Languages - RPG

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Improve message RNX0351 with meaning of code

If an error happens during the XML-SAX command message RNX0351 is sent. And every time it annoys me that it only gives me a code -- ie "The XML parser detected error code 6.". What does code 6 mean? I then have to google it because I can't find it...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Replicate on RPGLE the cobol 88 Level

The 88 level number is not used to declare a variable, but it is used to provide a descriptive name for a condition, used to improve the readability of COBOL programs. In RPG can be coded e.g. as dcl-s flag char(1); dcl-s flag_on referer(flag) val...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Expand 16773104 limit (RNF0376) within data structures

With nested data structures, especially those involving multi-dimensional arrays, it is very easy to exceed the 16773104 limit. Would be nice if this limit could be expanded. For backwards compatibility, if required, could perhaps use a compiler k...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

Allow ability to control JobLog write with On-Error

Add an operational extender to the on-error opcode that would allow for control over a joblog write. When the programmer has stated that a specific error condition is trapped/controlled, we should be able to optionally suppress the job log message...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

%DECH enhancement for length and decimal places

The idea is to enhance %DECH() BIF: a) allow the the use %len() and %decpos() for parameters 2 and 3 Example: dcl-s n1 zoned(10:2) inz; n1 = %dech( 12345 / 1000 : %len(n1) : %decpos(n1) ); b) make parameters 2 and 3 optional and retrieve the lengt...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Expand %XFOOT functionality to include subfields in DS array

I have the following DS / Arrays dcl-ds Order_Info_t qualified template; Order like(s1_order); Order_Pack_Qty like(s1_packqty); Order_Case_Qty like(s1_packqty); Order_Weight like(s1_weight);end-ds; dcl-ds Order_Summary qualified inz; Orders like(s...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Allow SQL name when declaring a data structure

Allow a data structure declaration to use a SQL name Use Case: dcl-ds thirdPT extName('THIRDPARTYTABLESQLNAME') alias qualified;end-Ds;
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

bring timestamp timezone awareness

Please add timezone awareness to TIMESTAMP primitive value. Additionally, add the possibility to return current UTC time to BIF %TIMESTAMP ts1 = %TIMESTAMP() // system current timestamp ts2 = %TIMESTAMP(*UTC) // current utc timestamp seconds = %DI...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Don't incl Hidden fields on DS defined based on external name

When a data structure is defined based on a table with hidden fields the compiler shouldn't include hidden fields in the structure. Now option available to exclude these on the definition Use Case: When defining a data structure based on an table ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Update RPG compiler to define variables using a means like REFFLD() in DDS

In DDS you can use REFFLD() keyword to define a field just like an external table field. Please enhance this for individual fields in RPG so that we do not need to add a template table or DS just to define program variables like the database. Use ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration