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Languages - RPG

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Consistent use for null values

Currently there are 3 distinct ways to check if a field is or is not null:1 - RPG uses %nullind()2 - SQLRPGLE use a positional numeric array (-1 or <> -1)3 - RPG triggers use a positional indicator (like) array ('0' - '1') Having a common ac...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future 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)....
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

RPG - New BIF for comparing data structures

Based on this discussion: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/forums/html/topic?id=81260576-dab9-4955-b19b-a2c4b4130cd3&ps=25 Would like a BIF to compare corresponding fields in data structures. This would be a field-by-field comparis...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

Full NULL support

I'd like the ability to define and use the NULL attribute on any field, but in particular, I'd like to be able to pass *NULL as a sub-procedure parameter and have the sub-procedure return *NULL as needed. This will help deal with null-capable colu...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Provide encapsulation in RPG

Provide encapsulation to RPG so we don't need to mimic it via pointers and get easier to read coding. Currently I'm writing; pObject = MyCreate();MysetValue(pObject: 'attr': 'value');MydoSomething(pObject);MyDestroy(pObject); ... which would be ea...
over 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. Use Case: Currently, to check if the value of a field is not in a list (or range, etc), we...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

RPG string templates

Modern applications are using strings more and more to provide data for documents and web applications. Strings can be constructed today but the syntax get the process very convoluted especially when strings folds over several lines and contains v...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Add "Deprecated" as a special keyword to procedures

Deprecation is something that is not something that RPG developers would be familiar with, however open source developers are. When you no longer need a method or when you dont want someone to use a method that is out there, you deprecate the meth...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Future 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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration