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Languages - RPG

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For a procedure returning a varchar, writing "return *blank;" should be the same as writing "return '';"

Writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); dcl-proc GetErrorMessage;dcl-pi *n varchar(500);end-pi; return *blank;end-proc; result = GetErrorMessage(); //=> result = '[500 times space character]' is not the same as writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); d...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

**free to be an optional default on compile commands

We have some applications that are fully free form. In these cases we don’t want to have to enter **free at the top of every piece of code as it seems unnecessary, but we have to do it anyway. If the compiler commands had an option something like ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Allow Dump operation code in ON-EXIT group

Allow the Dump operation code in the ON-EXIT group. If an error has happened a program dump can be generated.
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

XML-INTO to have full UTF-8 support, or work as old time "MOVE" function and don't care of what the content is, just dump it into the receiving variable.

XML-INTO to have full UTF-8 support, or work as old time "MOVE" function and don't care of what the content is, just dump it into the receiving variable. example: incomingfile.xml encoded in UTF-8 should be parsed and a number of data should be st...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

%DECH enhancement for length and decimal places

The idea is to enhance %DECH() BIF: a) allow the the use %len() and %decpos() for parameters 2 and 3 Example: dcl-s n1 zoned(10:2) inz; n1 = %dech( 12345 / 1000 : %len(n1) : %decpos(n1) ); b) make parameters 2 and 3 optional and retrieve the lengt...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Named constant *SRCCCSID for current source CCSID

Moving files from QRPGLESRC to IFS and around in international environment can cause some challenges for CCSID. However procedures can be written to be aware of this issue and be language (ccsid) neutral by passing the ccsid of the source file con...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

ENUM construct an function

ENUM Similarly to java and other languages an enum construct may be useful to rpg programmer. It involves declaring key-value pairs and an instruction to find the value corresponding to the key provided e.g.: declare the enumeration name (enumerat...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

add loop DOU_LEAVE (Do Untill Leave)

Standardization Currently if I need to loop untill end of file' I would do as follows. SETLL file1;DOU %EOF(file1); read file1; if %EOF(file1); LEAVE ENDIF; exsr SR01; ENDDO %EOF appears twice which is not perfect code. I could repalce the first l...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Allow SND-MSG to send a message to a subfile message file.

Allow the SND-MSG command to send a message to a subfile message file. This would allow the developer to use SND-MSG to send a message to a subfile when an error is encountered in a validation routine. It could also be used to send a confirmation ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under 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