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Hide the underlying procedures when OVERLOADed

I'd like a way to effectively "hide" the underlying procedures from callers when they are part of an OVERLOAD prototype. Use Case: When several procedures are declared, then OVERLOADed to a single name, the individual procedures are still exposed ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

RPG block comments

Single line comments are allowed today by // however the commonly used block comment /* … */ are not. Use Case: Since **free don't have a concept of H,C,F spec it should be straight forward to implement the /* .. */ block comment syntax. The work ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

New BIF to test Parameter Length

Please introduce a new BIF (%parmlen) to get the length of a parmeter defined using OPTIONS(*VARSIZE) Use Case: To get the length of a parameter passed by reference *VARSIZE i have to code to use CEEDOD (prototype, parameters and the call itself)....
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Make %subst and %len operate on characters for UTF-8 and UTF-16

Since V7R2 RPG supports UTF-8 and UTF-16 data. That is very nice, however, its usefulness is limited by the fact that %len and %subst operate on bytes instead of characters. That makes it practically impossible to process a UTF-8 of UTF-16 string ...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Enable RPG compiler to take DSPF and PRTF definition from open format like XML/JSON

RPG is the main programming language used on the IBM i platform. It is well integrated with DB2, it is ILE, open with Open Access and has been modernized. It could be a first citizen language for cloud app but there is an obstacle to leveraging it...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 12 Not under consideration

Add an enumeration type to RPG so that named constants can be qualified

Allow the use of the CONST keyword to define a datastructure as a constant Use Case: There is currently no mechanism for a complex type to be declared as a constant, immutable value. Providing this would also allow a qualified datastructure to be ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future 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 ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

RPG - Conditional (Ternary) Operator (?:) in EVAL operation

I'd like to be able to use conditional assignment (?:) in EVAL and EVALR operation in RPG. C, C#, java and many other languages have a conditional (aka ternary) operator. This allows developers to make very terse choices between two values based o...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 16 Future consideration

Provide capability to restrict use of Global Variables in Subprocedures

Provide a capability to restrict access to global variables from local subprocedures. This could be done by adding a keyword to the dcl-proc specification that lists the global variables permitted for a given subprocedure. For example: dcl-proc My...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 18 Future consideration

Expand 16773104 limit (RNF0376) within data structures

With nested data structures, especially those involving multi-dimensional arrays, it is very easy to exceed the 16773104 limit. Would be nice if this limit could be expanded. For backwards compatibility, if required, could perhaps use a compiler k...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration