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Languages - RPG

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Simple RPG BIF to submit a process in batch.

We have to build the complete sbmjob command string to run a process in batch from RPG. My suggestion (original idea from Golang goroutines) is to use a simple BIF that will accept a process name and parameters as input, submit the process in batc...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Local scope parameter for dow / dou ( perhaps for-each)

I don't expect that RPG will support lambda functions, nor iterators, however it will be easy for users to implement this kind of functionality if a local scopeed loop parameter could be provided by RPG to a user procedure. This will provide a bet...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Not under consideration

DATA-INTO support of NULL values

The API's used to implement DATA-INTO are great. However missing the possibility to provide NULL values. RPG supports that a variable can have the special value of NULL but the the API does not allow to transfer this special case. Especially while...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 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.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future 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 ...
almost 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

Extend OVERLOAD to Main-Procedure(s)

It could be useful to have the opportunity to use the OVERLOAD Keyword for Main-Procedures too. Use Case: CTL-OPT MAIN(Main); DCL-PR Main OVERLOAD(mainWithNum :mainWithChar); DCL-PR mainWithNum; Integer INT(10) CONST;END-PR; DCL-PR mainWithChar; C...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

add the ability to specify scope of static variable in RPGLE sub-procedure

Request to allow developer to specify the scope of static variable in RPGLE sub-procedure. Currently, static variable has an Activation Group scope. I would like to request adding a parameter to the static keyword that will allow developer to spec...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

More than one statement per line

It would be nice to be able to put more than one statement per line in free format separated by the Semicolon. If X = 1; X=2; Else; X=3; EndIf; Would be an easy solution without changing the whole language to be similar to what other languages com...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

XML-INTO: Add new option to clear DS before loading

Add an option to XML-INTO that clears the DS before parsing the XML data into the DS. This option should work similarly to EVAL and other "assignment-type" functions.Data Structures are typically used to temporarily store XML data prior to taking ...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration