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Languages - RPG

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add an option *bool for int parameters

Please add an option to automatically convert ind values to int for prototyped C functions that expect a bool. This would allow for easier usage of C functions from RPG, just as the *string option for pointers does. An option to automatically conv...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future 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

%Split should allow array index

Currently %Split returns an array, but it would be nice if it would allow a single index of the array to be returned directly by coding for example mystring = %Split(string: ':')(1); This avoids using a work array.
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Free form KLIST to allow same field in multiple KLIST

Allow Free Form version of KLIST with the same field in multiple key lists. For example displaying customer invoices I want to have a key list for Customer and Invoice # and another for Customer and Order Date and use the same field for customer i...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration

Enhance DCL-DS to emulate "i-Spec Member Format Identifier" in **free & /free

When using **free (or /free) RPG, there is nowhere to specify the use of i-specs within the particular program. Overall, I agree with this, as i-specs really shouldn't be used. However - there are times, because of the way a logical file has been ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

"RPG" Needs to be renamed to something new

The modern RPG language was changed so much that it has almost nothing common with its old columnar RPG2. Programmers are labeled as old-fashioned when they mention RPG. Besides that, there is a game named RPG, and a weapon named RPG, it confuses ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Recursive program call static variables

With use of THREAD(*CONCURRENT) for "MRT" programs (recursive call'able) we are missing a new type of 'static' variables:Program level: 1) Static GLOBAL variables (Shared for ALL recursive call instances) – ok (default)2) GLOBAL variables (Unique ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow object in subfield to resolve RNF3826

When working with Java, particularly with HSSF java spreadsheets, its become necessary to work with more than one spreadsheet at a time. This would be much easier if all of a workbook's objects could be grouped into one datastructure, similar to h...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Substring Operations for Numeric Columns/Fields

Have a built-in function (eg %SUBSTN) for substring operations on numeric columns/fields. The current %subst built-in function only operates on alpha fields. This would be very helpful to eliminate extra coding steps to convert a numeric number in...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow ON-EXCP to use a simple qualified name

The invention of the enum structure is great for documenting return codes or exception IDs for particular purposes. These can be used on the ON-EXCP opcode to clarify the meaning of each message ID monitored. Qualification of structures (or enums)...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Is a defect