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My ideas: Languages - RPG

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DECFLOAT datatype in RPG

With the arrival of the DECFLOAT datatype in Db2, it make sense to ba able to have a native representation in RPG of this datatype. The DECFLOAT gives a precise magnitude of the number where FLOAT only carries the value in an integer and therefor ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future consideration

Large XML File Support for RPG

Our company processes XML files larger than 2GB on a regular basis, and we are currently unable to (easily) use RPG to parse these files beyond the 2147483408 character limit. Use Case: Enabling the RPG XML-SAX or XML-INTO operation codes to handl...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Ability to specify a binary literal in the same way as a hexadecimal literal

I would like to have the possibility to specify a binary literal in RPG just like it is possible to specify a hexadecimal literal. For example the value x'A1' should have the presentation b'10100001' x'F8F0' is equal to b'1111100011110000' Use Cas...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Add *TARGET to all RPG functions similar to *SRC in DDS

Example: %SUBST(NAME:1:1)=%UPPER(*TARGET); /* new way var. NAME is mentioned only once and %SUBST is not repeated*/ Instead of %SUBST(NAME:1:1)=%UPPER(NAME:1:1); /* var. NAME is repeated twice */ Also in mathematical statements: COUNTER=*TARGET+1 ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Case sensitive RPG

Provide a control option to maken RPG case sensitive (procedure names, variables, …) so that enforcing programming standards becomes more easy. Use Case: I'm not requesting that variable "A" and "a" are two different variables , but rather that th...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration

Allow concatenation in named constants

If I'm working with XML-files I define the structure I like to investigate with constants. If you have a XML-file with this structure: <header> <address> <name> </name> </address></header> Then I would like to d...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration

Extend PCML to optionally include source file & line number where data structures and procedures are defined

Breaking out this part from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please add an option for the PCML generated to include the source file & line number where data structures & procedures are defined. My initial plan woul...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Relaxation of error RNF3776

Today you can declare parameters for programs that use the ctl-opt main just like any other RPG procedure - making declaration of a program as easy as declaring a procedure . However the compile will issue a warning RNF3776 "External program on pr...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Possibility to specify a compare procedure for SORTA and %LOOKUPxx

I would like to have the possibility to specify a compare procedure for SORTA and %LOOKUPxx in the way we are doing with the qsort and bsearchIt would make both instructions much more flexible. The pointer to the compare procedure should be added ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

A new OPTION to force pointer declaration

A new OPTIONs to force explicit declaration of pointer type variables. Use Case: Developing programs
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration