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Languages - RPG

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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...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 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...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Better UTF-8 (1208) unicode support (XML, DDS, ...)

Many functions related to Unicode like XML-Into, DDS support, ... only work with CCSID 1200 and not with CCSID 1208 which is a much common data representation in our environments. Use Case: Many functions related to Unicode like XML-Into, DDS supp...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under 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

Enhance %DEC / %INT / %FLOAT to recognize and accept negative values in a Zoned format

Currently, the %DEC and %INT BIFs do not recognize an ending character of "}"/"J"/.../"R" as representing a digit with a X'D' in the zone portion of the character. Thus, the character representation of a NEGATIVE number — as may be created by %EDI...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Easier Access to Returned Data Structures

As far as I know, for procedures that return a data structure you always have to declare an auxiliary data structure to that the returned value has to be assigned. It would be a great help to be able to directly access the subfields of the returne...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Local scope parameter for dow / dou ( perhaps for-each)

I don't expect that RPG will support lambda functions, nor iterators, however it will be easy for users to implement this kind of functionality if a local scopeed loop parameter could be provided by RPG to a user procedure. This will provide a bet...
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Not under consideration

DUMP opcode option to dump calling procedure

DUMP opcode currently only dumps the values for the process that issues the DUMP. If a service program is used to centralize error-handling, there is no way for the DUMP to be included in diagnostics because the dump will only include service prog...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under 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

RETURN value from REXX Procedure to RPG/ILE via Prototype

I see the QREXX API and I know about the QREXQ API, but these are cumbersome to use when all you're looking for is a single RETURNed value from REXX. It would really be helpful if RPG/ILE would support a REXX-specific prototype, similar to the JAV...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration