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Loading methods in Subfiles

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7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

H spec keywords MAIN & NOMAIN

When creating a program with many modules we specify H NOMAIN for modules other than Main module (and, we don’t have to specify H MAIN for main module). In fact, the reverse could be better - specifying H MAIN (mandatorily) for the main module and...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Tagging conditional statements like IF, DO, SELECT

Statements like IF - ELSE - ENDIF, SELECT, LOOPs should have tag (or Id) assigned to the beginning and end (and if required in between). Example: /Free IF#1: IF (cond1) { Set-of-statements;} IF#1-1: IF (inner-condition 1) { Set-of-statements;} IF#...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Multiple Occurrence Data Structure can not be used as an operand with the IN operator

Using a Multiple Occurrence Data Structure (MOD) with IN and %list() results in a compiler error. *RNF0203 30 1 Refer to the compiler listing where this message was first *RNF0203 30 001100 OPERAND MOD OF 'IN' CANNOT BE A DATA STRUCTURE. But in th...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

DATA-INTO support of NULL values

The API's used to implement DATA-INTO are great. However missing the possibility to provide NULL values. RPG supports that a variable can have the special value of NULL but the the API does not allow to transfer this special case. Especially while...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

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...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Allow SND-MSG to send a message to a subfile message file.

Allow the SND-MSG command to send a message to a subfile message file. This would allow the developer to use SND-MSG to send a message to a subfile when an error is encountered in a validation routine. It could also be used to send a confirmation ...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under 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...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow concatenation in named constants

If I'm working with XML-files I define the structure I like to investigate with constants. If you have a XML-file with this structure: <header> <address> <name> </name> </address></header> Then I would like to d...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future 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...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration