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Languages - RPG

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Divide the RPG manual into a fixed format and a free format version

For many years the RPG manual have described both the fixed format and the free format. As the years has passed the free format version of RPG has been more and more enhanced where the fixed format is more "steady". Now I feel that the manual is g...
about 7 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

Relaxed string manipulation BIF's that respect SBCS, UCS and UTF-8.

Today we have nice features where we can get portions of character strings. However, especially with support of UTF-8, the number of bytes is not always equal to the number of characters. Also - trying to extract ranges of characters not within th...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Declaration of like variables

Like Dcl-F/S/DS etc., it would be of great advantage to have a declaration type Dcl-Like. The format of Dcl-Like should be as under:Dcl-like [LikeReferenceField] [Field1 {inz}, Field2 {inz}, ..., FieldN {inz}] Use Case: 1. Dcl-Like would help redu...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Same name for RPG built-in Functions and SQL functions.

I don't understand why some functions present in RPG and SQL have different name. For example, %TRIMR and RTRIM, %TRIML and LTRIM, %SUBST and SUBSTR. Please, create an RPG alias equal to SQL name. Use Case: Every time I use thats built-in function...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow TEMPLATE keyword for standalone fields

The template keyword allows data structures to be defined as a custom complex type simply for the purpose of defining other data structures with the same structure. Extending this to standalone variables will allow custom simple types to be define...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Functionality already exists

Minimize the use of semicolons in free RPG

The function of semicolon as end-of-statement in free RPG could be optionally replaced by that of start-of-continuation-line. This way the end of a statement would be indicated by the newline character provided that the first non-blank character o...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 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...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Add new RPG operation code INZDS

Add a new operation code INZDS (or CLEAR option) to initialize a data structure with its template inz values Use Case: Actual you have to declare an additional "inz" data structure dcl-ds tplStruct qualified template; var1 char(10) inz('val1'); va...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Add ability to directly execute CL in RPGLE in the same fashion as SQL

We have the ability to execute SQL statements directly in RPGLE code, including the use of substitution values. Please add the ability to directly execute CL statements in RPGLE as well, including the ability to substitute values into the CL state...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration