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Languages - RPG

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RPG dynamic array enhancement

Enhance dynamic arrays dim(*auto/*var: maximum_elements) by allowing the "maximum_elements"-parameter to be a variable or constant. This would allow in embedded sql fetch command to use always the right amount of lines by using the relative variab...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

declare multiple variables on the same line in RPG free

Please add the possibility to declare multiple variable of the the same type on the same line, taking advantage of "free" RPG form possibilities, similar to C or other languages. i.e. DCL-S i1, i2, i3, i4 INT(10); DCL-DS struct1, struct2, struct3 ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

New function %lookupNE() to find the first element in an array not equal to the search argument

Many times I have to locate the first non-blank or non-zero element in an array. To search for it I either have to code a for/endfor or dow/enddo loop to scan for it. Sorting it is not an option. The sequence must be kept. So often it is something...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

OPDESC support for numeric parameters

Would like to see operational descriptor support extended to include numeric parameters, i.e. be able to determine type (packed, zoned, int, uns etc), length, and decimal positions for a numeric parameter passed to a sub-procedure when 'const' or ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

RPG File Description Keywords SFLPAG and SFLSIZ

I'm missing 2 File Description Keywords, SFLPAG and SFLSIZ.They should return the values from the subfile control record in a WORKSTN file. Today we are hardcoding the values in the programs and have to remenber to change them if we change the sub...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

ILE RPG Compiler Warning/Error Suggestion

%DATE(expression) fails if program is compiled with CVTOPT(*DATETIME) and "expression" is a valid timestamp value. Use Case: Compilation.
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

New Compiler Predefined Values for INCLUDE

It would be nice to have the library, file and member name of the source being compiled as predefined values for the INCLUDE or COPY compiler directives, like: *SRCLIB, *SRCFILE and *SRCMBR The format and rules for the directive would stay the sam...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

New built-in function %RESET.

The %RESET built-in function can be used to query or set the reset value for a field. Use Case: IF %RESET(myField) <> myField;// myField has changedENDIF; // Assign new reset value at anytime.%RESET(myField1) = myField2;
over 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Add template for function prototypes/Procedure Interfaces

Currently when defining a procedure prototype that references a procedure pointer, the prototype must be defined in scope with the pointer which causes issues for me in a highly modularized environment with service programs and sub-procedures. I f...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Option to suppress RNF7031 messages in F-specs

I always clean up any unused variables in a program before I implement it so other programmers won't be confused. As an aid to cleanup, I compile the program with RDp and then double click one of the messages in the error list so the messages are ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration