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Languages - RPG

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Add %hival() and %loval() BIFs

The *HIVAL and *LOVAL features in RPG are extremly usefull. But especially when comparing, the compiler assumes, that *HIVAL/*LOVAL are according to the compared field - but often you have to compare a value to the *HIVAL/*LOVAL of another field -...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

**free to be an optional default on compile commands

We have some applications that are fully free form. In these cases we don’t want to have to enter **free at the top of every piece of code as it seems unnecessary, but we have to do it anyway. If the compiler commands had an option something like ...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Allow Dump operation code in ON-EXIT group

Allow the Dump operation code in the ON-EXIT group. If an error has happened a program dump can be generated.
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

XML-INTO to have full UTF-8 support, or work as old time "MOVE" function and don't care of what the content is, just dump it into the receiving variable.

XML-INTO to have full UTF-8 support, or work as old time "MOVE" function and don't care of what the content is, just dump it into the receiving variable. example: incomingfile.xml encoded in UTF-8 should be parsed and a number of data should be st...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Ability to easily create a data structure with a null field map to correspond to a record’s DS to be used for SQL retrieval.

When defining a structure in RPGLE to be used on SQL I/O such as fetch or select, today we use DCL-DS @myds qualified… containing either subfields or auto generated subfields using a reference to an external file name, ie. extname(‘TABLE’) resulti...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review

Use 'IN' operator on %split to compare like in %list

When working with a list represented in a string, with %split, the 'IN' operator cannot be used as it can with the function %list. However, it is necessary to have this functionality in order to check if certain elements are present in a string li...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Extend RPG compiler messages to support modern RPG naming

The current design for the compiler messages does not support the enhancements to modernize the RPG language. When messages are returned to a client via the *EVENTF option, the replacement values for the messages are limited to legacy system names...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

Add "Deprecated" as a special keyword to procedures

Deprecation is something that is not something that RPG developers would be familiar with, however open source developers are. When you no longer need a method or when you dont want someone to use a method that is out there, you deprecate the meth...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Future consideration

Allow SND-MSG to use %target( *PGMBDY: 0 )

It just makes things so much easier. Supporting *PGMBDY allows *ESCAPE messages to be sent directly to the calling executable (terminating the sending program) from any procedure in a program. Only offering *CALLER forces one to attempt to count t...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Provide a CTL-OPT keyword to prohibit or issue a compiler warning when 6 char dates are used in RPG programs that will not work after 2039

dsply %date('010140':*mdy0) ; it will show DSPLY 1940-01-01 which is wrong. At least issue a compiler warning.
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration