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Languages - RPG

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"RPG" Needs to be renamed to something new

The modern RPG language was changed so much that it has almost nothing common with its old columnar RPG2. Programmers are labeled as old-fashioned when they mention RPG. Besides that, there is a game named RPG, and a weapon named RPG, it confuses ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 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

Allow multiple definitions in a Dcl-s statement

A very usefull future I found in other languages is multiple variable definition in one line of code: Dcl-s a b c int(10); is clearly faster and shorter than: Dcl-s a int(10);Dcl-s b int(10);Dcl-s c int(10); Use Case: nd
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Substring Operations for Numeric Columns/Fields

Have a built-in function (eg %SUBSTN) for substring operations on numeric columns/fields. The current %subst built-in function only operates on alpha fields. This would be very helpful to eliminate extra coding steps to convert a numeric number in...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

"RPG" Needs to be renamed to something new

The modern RPG language was changed so much that it has almost nothing common with its old columnar RPG2. Programmers are labeled as old-fashioned when they mention RPG. Besides that, there is a game named RPG, and a weapon named RPG, it confuses ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Minimize the use of semicolons in free RPG

The function of semicolon as end-of-statement in free RPG could be optionally replaced by that of start-of-continuation-line. This way the end of a statement would be indicated by the newline character provided that the first non-blank character o...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Dynamic variables/arrays

Allow dynamic size variables/arrays in RPGLE, SQLRPGLE and CLLE. Allow declaration of variables like var1 char, var2 int, etc. Use Case: Having dynamic variables and arrays allows you to not have to worry about array index out of bounds when you t...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

RPG should be named after release

RPG should be identified with OS version to show it is not the rotten RPGI, RPGII, OR RPGIII. Use Case: The first line should replace ** FREE with** RPG 7.1** RPG 7.3** RPG 8 If we want to compile it in previous version for the sake of compatibili...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 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

RPG compiler bad behaviour with *VARSIZE and litterals

when a prototype declare size 1 option(*varsize),when the program uses the prototyped call passing a litteral parameter, even if the litteral is long, the compiler has no care of *VARSIZE, and truncates the litteral at size 1.the result is a memor...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration