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Languages - RPG

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Allow Standalone Field Declarations to Reference Subfields of Nested DS Arrays

Declaring a standalone field with a reference field (keyword: LIKE) should work if the referenced field is a subfield of a data structure array in a nested data structure. Use Case: dcl-ds DS_A qualified template; dcl-ds DS_Arr_B dim(10); field1 v...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

%SCANRPL to replace only *FIRST or *LAST occurence

%SCANRPL is a nice and usefull function but sometimes we need to limit the replacement to the first or the last occurence. Use Case: When we use long varying strings with placeholders some of them are repeated and we cannot use %SCANRPL.
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

ENUM construct an function

ENUM Similarly to java and other languages an enum construct may be useful to rpg programmer. It involves declaring key-value pairs and an instruction to find the value corresponding to the key provided e.g.: declare the enumeration name (enumerat...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Enhance %char %BIF to add %EDITC functionality %CHAR(mynumber:*NOZEROSUPPRES|*ZEROSUPPRESS)

If we have a numeric field and want to put it in a CHAR field it will show the leading zeros: Assuming myNumber is 7,0 numeric and myAlpha is 7 alpha >> myAlpha = %char(myNumber); myAlpha = '123____' to keep the leading zeros we have to use ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Native CLOB and BLOB in RPG

CLOB and BLOB fields as dynamic size dependent on actual datasize. It would be appreciated that RPG could support these datatypes native in RPG and used exactly like varchar with out any explicit size Use Case: CLOB and BLOB is implemented as a st...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow multiple definitions in a Dcl-s statement

A very usefull future I found in other languages is multiple variable definition in one line of code: Dcl-s a b c int(10); is clearly faster and shorter than: Dcl-s a int(10);Dcl-s b int(10);Dcl-s c int(10); Use Case: nd
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Provide a "not-in" operator

Now that we have a conditional “in” operator, please provide a “not-in” operator, that can be used wherever “in” can, eg, with %lists, %ranges, arrays, etc. Currently, we need to code the awkward if not (Value in %list(x:y:...)); with not-in, this...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Provide namespace for exports

As IBM increasingly embraces open source, and third party libraries, it is important to be able to distinguish between like named procedures from different libraries. Please provide a way to namespace service program imports and exports to improve...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

RPG Regular Expression BIFS

Provide Built In Functions to facilitate testing string values against regular expressions without needing to compile the expression etc using APIs. This will make it easier for developers to make use of this technology. Use Case: Matches : if (%m...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enhancements to RPG should be reflected in a target release number that we can compile to.

You are publishing more and more enhancements to the RPG language which I find good. But this also gives us problems because the runtime environments are not backwards compatible. When new releases are published we normally install it on our test ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration