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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...
about 5 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...
over 5 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...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

For fully free RPG provide support for program described printer files

Provide support for program described printer files. Since in fully free RPG there is no support for output specification, please change the WRITE op-code to direct coutput to non external described printer files. The PRTCTL keyword for line spaci...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 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 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Support DEC keyword to declare Decimal variables

There is a need to support the DEC keyword when defining decimal variables in RPG IV. It would match both SQL and all other HLL on the system. I understand perhaps the implementation of FIXNBR(*INPUTPACKED) contributed to the decision to use Packe...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

RPGLE - Prevent using Data Structure as a field

The attached file contains a subset of code with data structure definitions and code using the data structures. RPGLE will allow you to reference the data structure name and treat it like a character field and compile it successfully. I cannot t...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration