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Languages - RPG

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Full NULL support

I'd like the ability to define and use the NULL attribute on any field, but in particular, I'd like to be able to pass *NULL as a sub-procedure parameter and have the sub-procedure return *NULL as needed. This will help deal with null-capable colu...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under 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

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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 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

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

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

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

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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

%CHAR(numeric) Should Also Support Non-Constant Precision and Scale Parms

Currently, %DEC and %DECH don't support non-constant precision and scale parms. If that is to remain as is, then it would be *very* helpful if at least %CHAR(numeric) would not only support precision and scale parms, but would also support them as...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Add Object Exists Built-in Function to RPG IV

The ability to determine if a File, Data Area, User Space, Data Queue, etc. exist in simplified way becomes more and more important each day. RPG does not have the capability. We need a %EXISTS([<object-library>/]<object-name>[([file-m...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration