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Languages - RPG

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Declare variables and call procedures directly on the declare

Today if we want to call a procedure that has a return value, we have to declare the variable, data structure etc and then call the procedure like this: dcl-s eligiblefreight packed( 11 : 3 ); eligiblefreight = rlsitm_getEligibleFreight( batch ); ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Loading methods in Subfiles

I am entering another idea - in fact, thoughts about loading methods. Please find the attached document. Thank you.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

H spec keywords MAIN & NOMAIN

When creating a program with many modules we specify H NOMAIN for modules other than Main module (and, we don’t have to specify H MAIN for main module). In fact, the reverse could be better - specifying H MAIN (mandatorily) for the main module and...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Tagging conditional statements like IF, DO, SELECT

Statements like IF - ELSE - ENDIF, SELECT, LOOPs should have tag (or Id) assigned to the beginning and end (and if required in between). Example: /Free IF#1: IF (cond1) { Set-of-statements;} IF#1-1: IF (inner-condition 1) { Set-of-statements;} IF#...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Multiple Occurrence Data Structure can not be used as an operand with the IN operator

Using a Multiple Occurrence Data Structure (MOD) with IN and %list() results in a compiler error. *RNF0203 30 1 Refer to the compiler listing where this message was first *RNF0203 30 001100 OPERAND MOD OF 'IN' CANNOT BE A DATA STRUCTURE. But in th...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Allow SND-MSG to send a message to a subfile message file.

Allow the SND-MSG command to send a message to a subfile message file. This would allow the developer to use SND-MSG to send a message to a subfile when an error is encountered in a validation routine. It could also be used to send a confirmation ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

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

Enhance the POS keyword to support a location of *NEXT similar to OVERLAY.

The OVERLAY keyword is required when its "field" parameter is the data structure name. However OVERLAY does not allow *NEXT for the position of that field, a hard-coded value must be specified otherwise it defaults to 1. The POS keyword support ov...
over 1 year 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

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