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Languages - RPG

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For RPG modify DSPLY operation code to use ILE Session Manager

Modifiy RPG operation code DSPLY to use the ILE Session Manager instead of the rather limitated program message screen. This screen allows to show only 57 bytes or so of text.It should be the same as in REXX or C. There is also possible to print t...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Create BIF to move a numeric variable to character and retain leading zeros like the SQL DIGITS funtion

The existing way to move a numeric variable to a character variable and retain leading zeros is to use the %EDITC (with edit code of X) or %EDITW functions. This is a very cryptic way to accomplish the task and not at all intuitive. SQL has the DI...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow %subarr() to be used in a logical expression.

%subarr() is useful in interactive programming to initialize many indicators at once. When initializing the screen, I can use %subarr() like this: %subarr( *in: 51: 5 ) = *all'0'; to turn off 5 indicators starting at 51. Checking several indicator...
10 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Be able to use CTL-OPT BNDDIR anywhere in a program

For each service program, we put our exported prototypes into a "reference source" in a file named "QRPGLEREF". Hence, our programs can use these prototypes by including those reference sources, e.g. program ORD001 might begin: ctl-opt; /include q...
15 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Improve message RNX0351 with meaning of code

If an error happens during the XML-SAX command message RNX0351 is sent. And every time it annoys me that it only gives me a code -- ie "The XML parser detected error code 6.". What does code 6 mean? I then have to google it because I can't find it...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

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...
6 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...
12 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...
over 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.
almost 2 years 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 ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration