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Languages - RPG

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Standardize INFDS and Program Status Data Structure with reserved words and constants

Currently all information in Program Status Data Structure and File Information Data structure is accessd by position in the data structure. The naming is done in the program. Individual programmers use various naming conventions or no convention....
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enable RPG compiler to take DSPF and PRTF definition from open format like XML/JSON

RPG is the main programming language used on the IBM i platform. It is well integrated with DB2, it is ILE, open with Open Access and has been modernized. It could be a first citizen language for cloud app but there is an obstacle to leveraging it...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 12 Not under consideration

RPG LE Level Break Subroutines for Free-format

We need RPG LE level break subroutines for use in free-format so that fixed-format C-specs do not need to be coded at all for level break processing. Currently I not only have to code a fixed-format F-spec and I-spec in order for the RPG Cycle to ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

Alias name for Indicators KA-KY

Provide an alias RPG RESERVED NAME for Indicators KA-KY. Suggested alias names: *INFK01-*INFK24*F01-*F24 Use Case: Indicators KA-KY are more simple to communicate with the DDS Dispaly,since it does not use up indicatore 01-99. But the problem with...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

XML-INTO: Add new option to clear DS before loading

Add an option to XML-INTO that clears the DS before parsing the XML data into the DS. This option should work similarly to EVAL and other "assignment-type" functions.Data Structures are typically used to temporarily store XML data prior to taking ...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

RPG: Procedure in procedure

Procedure in procedure is more natural than having to call a subrutine. That's just the way it goes :o) Use Case: Make subrutines unnecessary. Almost!
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

Recursive program call static variables

With use of THREAD(*CONCURRENT) for "MRT" programs (recursive call'able) we are missing a new type of 'static' variables:Program level: 1) Static GLOBAL variables (Shared for ALL recursive call instances) – ok (default)2) GLOBAL variables (Unique ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Divide the RPG manual into a fixed format and a free format version

For many years the RPG manual have described both the fixed format and the free format. As the years has passed the free format version of RPG has been more and more enhanced where the fixed format is more "steady". Now I feel that the manual is g...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Upgrading the %XLATE bif

The third parameter of the %XLATE bif is the string to be translatedas per the manual: string = %XLATE(lo:up:'rpg dept'); The problem with this bif is that this string must be defined in the source code. But the the problem is that CCSID's for dif...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Read pointer to a LOB

We want to be able to read data in a lob from RPG using a pointer. The same way as we can work on data in a userspace through a pointer.This is actually an old request, but since we are using more and more LOB columns the need for doing this in a ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration