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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 -...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Add OpCode for continuing to process "when" statements within Select group

sometimes it is necessary to need to process the remaining WHEN operands within a SELECT group. if the "CONTSL" 'Continue Select' were used then the OTHERWISE should not be true. (this up for discussion) Currently we need to do if-then-else group....
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

Default parameter values for parameters defined with *omit or *nopass

Allow the definition of a default value for optional parameters so that rather than having to have to check %parms and use a second field as currently :- dcl-pi addItemToBasket; sku char(10); workQty int(10) options(*nopass)end-pi; dcl-s qty like(...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Add bit identifiers to DCL-DS subfields in RPG IV

I'd like to have the ability to declare a bit field in an RPG IV data structure. In the C language, you might have a structure like this: struct _Gen_IOP_T { /*Gen IOP breakdown structure for MATMATR*/ char Bus; /* Bus Number */ int Card : 4; /...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

DATA-INTO Parser can access Populating Data Structure's Field attribute details

This would allow the parser to make better decisions in many cases. For example, Example 1: If we need the add some custom logic like if a data is getting truncated. If parser have access to know the populating field attribute it will be possible ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Provide a CTL-OPT keyword to prohibit or issue a compiler warning when $ or @ are used in Variable or Procedure names

The use of $ and @ in variable names and procedure names in RPG IV hasn't been recommend in nearly 30 years. Yet we still see some legacy developers using those symbols for some reason. I'd like to see a compiler option or CTL-OPT keyword and eith...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Add Case Conversion to RPG Subprocedure Parameters

Add support to automatically convert Subprocedure Parameters to Upper or Lower case using OPTION(*UPPER) or OPTION(*LOWER) keywords on the parameter definition. Obviously, this would be for CHAR, VARCHAR parameters that are also CONST or VALUE. It...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 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.
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Dynamic Strings in RPG

Have the ability to declare a character very similar to how we declare a string in Java without having to give it a length. Use Case: In Java to declare a string its just String mytext; In RPG I would like to declare a char as dcl-s myText char; M...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 12 Future consideration

Allow data structures to be extended or decorated

RPG currently allows us to define a data structure with the same layout another with the LIKEDS keyword. It would be useful to be able to use a similar keyword to define the basic structure, but also to extend the data structure and add additional...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration