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Languages - RPG

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Add an argument to %Scan to calculate and return occurrences of the search-arg

Objective: To have an argument in %Scan that returns the total number of occurrences of the search argument in the search string. for example... string = 'hello world' count of 'o' = 2 Below is a suggestive implementation using a hypothetical rese...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Submitted

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

FOR-EACH with record level access

The new FOR-EACH is today working on list, however it would be nice if - in the future - it could be extended to also handle record level access. ( and perhaps also user defined iterators) The basic idea is to make tighter and more concise coding ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under 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 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

String interpolation for RPG

Add string interpolation support so variables can be inserted into string literals without having to use concatenation with + symbols and multiple literals. For example:apples = 4bananas = 3print(f"I have {apples} apples and {bananas} bananas") Us...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Not under 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

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...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 12 Not under 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