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Languages - RPG

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improve compilation cross reference with location in memory

Hello, I'm working again on expanding the size of a field in the database. I previously encountered difficulties with fields that overlaps in data structures. Exploration of the rpgle compilation cross references gives me a lot of information abou...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

prefix field length limited to 10 should be increased

bug fix This program the same field name in 2 files, in an external data structure for each file. So I put a prefix on the Dcl-F & Dcl-DS of the second file prefix(AUTHDR_) and it still would not compile. I shortened the prefix(A_) and the pro...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Loading methods in Subfiles

I am entering another idea - in fact, thoughts about loading methods. Please find the attached document. Thank you.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Tagging conditional statements like IF, DO, SELECT

Statements like IF - ELSE - ENDIF, SELECT, LOOPs should have tag (or Id) assigned to the beginning and end (and if required in between). Example: /Free IF#1: IF (cond1) { Set-of-statements;} IF#1-1: IF (inner-condition 1) { Set-of-statements;} IF#...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Update RLA to check external DS RCDFMT, not File Name

When using Record Level Access (RLA) with an externally described data structure, RPG compiler throws a RNF7595 if the file used to define the data structure has a different name than the file being accessed. The downside of this is that different...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Multiple Occurrence Data Structure can not be used as an operand with the IN operator

Using a Multiple Occurrence Data Structure (MOD) with IN and %list() results in a compiler error. *RNF0203 30 1 Refer to the compiler listing where this message was first *RNF0203 30 001100 OPERAND MOD OF 'IN' CANNOT BE A DATA STRUCTURE. But in th...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

possibility to specify what decimal character %char() should use

I'm missing the possibility to specify what decimal character should be used in %char() overriding the control specification DECEDIT keyword. The standard european character is comma instead of point. But sometimes when generating CSV or XML files...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Control spec similar to BNDDIR (also similar to BNDSRVPGM parameter in CRTBNDCL) to specify a service program

Allows the programmer to leverage C application programs/procedures without requiring a binding directory or special compile instructions - ie., CRTRPGMOD followed by CRTPGM.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

add an option *bool for int parameters

Please add an option to automatically convert ind values to int for prototyped C functions that expect a bool. This would allow for easier usage of C functions from RPG, just as the *string option for pointers does. An option to automatically conv...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Add possibility to retrieve current number of filled elements in array with dim(*auto/*var)

Please add the number of filled elements in a varying dimension array. Currently we can set the allocated number with %elem(array: *alloc) = number. This says something about the memory being allocated as far as I understand. If you then use for i...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Functionality already exists