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My ideas: Languages - RPG

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Extend PCML to optionally include private (ie not exported) procedures

Breaking this part out from Please add an option to include private functions/procedures in generated PCML with a tag indicating this. This part would primarily be used to generate document...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Update RPG compiler to optionally include PCML comments in the module based PCML

Breaking out this part from Please update the RPG compiler to have the ability to include any comments or other information included in the IFS PCML into the module based PCML. This would w...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Improve PCML to allow non-integer return variables and SQL service to retrieve PCML

Please update PCML to allow any return variable or parameter that RPG natively supports and add a SQL service to pull PCML from the object. This was mentioned in a comment for IBMI-I-2812 but I thought it warranted it's own request. The PGMINFO co...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

STRDBG can not show values of variables based on pointer given as parameter

It's not possible to show the value of variables which based on a pointer given as parameter in STRDGB. If you try to display "pTest" with F11 of the following example you get : EVAL pTest PTEST.V1 = '**********'PTEST.V2 = '**********' Example : d...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration

Compiler directive /SET should temporarily set a new default value for DECEDIT

Recently the compiler directives /SET and /RESTORE were introduced. It can be used to temporarily set a new default values for CCSID, DATFMT and TIMFMT.I would like that this also was possible for DECEDIT ( and perhaps DATEDIT ). Use Case: In XML ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

DATA-INTO support of NULL values

The API's used to implement DATA-INTO are great. However missing the possibility to provide NULL values. RPG supports that a variable can have the special value of NULL but the the API does not allow to transfer this special case. Especially while...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Prefix or Qualified Keyword for Exports and/or Prototypes

Currently exported identifiers (procs, functions, variables, data-structures) need to be unique across an application framework. This is a massive obstacle in modernization efforts. For proper modernization and modern programming approach it is ab...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration

Add CPF3C29 checking to the DTAARA keyword in RPG IV

The DTAARA keyword in RPG IV does not honor IBM i object names. It allows users to create data areas with upper/lower case characters in the object name. There is currently only one user-facing interface that allows deleting of mixed-case object n...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Change RPG to support UNLOCK using RCDFMT name

RPG allows us to CHAIN using RCDFMT. RPG forces us to UPDATE/DELETE using RCDFMT. RPG does NOT allow us to UNLOCK using RCDFMT... This leads to buggy code -- it would be easier to spot mistakes and avoid bugs if we could CHAIN RCDFMT, UPDATE RCDFM...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Allow INDDS/INFDS data structures to be nested (subfield) data structures

Allow the data structures referenced in the INDDS and INFDS keywords to be nested (subfield) data structures. Use Case: DCL-F SubmitD WORKSTN INDDS(Screen.Response) INFDS(Screen.Information); DCL-DS r_DisplayIndicators QUALIFIED TEMPLATE; ExitPres...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration