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Languages - RPG

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Add %hival() and %loval() BIFs

The *HIVAL and *LOVAL features in RPG are extremly usefull. But especially when comparing, the compiler assumes, that *HIVAL/*LOVAL are according to the compared field - but often you have to compare a value to the *HIVAL/*LOVAL of another field -...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Add CPF3C29 checking to the DTAARA keyword in RPG IV

The DTAARA keyword in RPG IV does not honor IBM i object names. It allows users to create data areas with upper/lower case characters in the object name. There is currently only one user-facing interface that allows deleting of mixed-case object n...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Improve message RNX0351 with meaning of code

If an error happens during the XML-SAX command message RNX0351 is sent. And every time it annoys me that it only gives me a code -- ie "The XML parser detected error code 6.". What does code 6 mean? I then have to google it because I can't find it...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Simple RPG BIF to submit a process in batch.

We have to build the complete sbmjob command string to run a process in batch from RPG. My suggestion (original idea from Golang goroutines) is to use a simple BIF that will accept a process name and parameters as input, submit the process in batc...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Provide a CTL-OPT keyword to prohibit or issue a compiler warning when 6 char dates are used in RPG programs that will not work after 2039

dsply %date('010140':*mdy0) ; it will show DSPLY 1940-01-01 which is wrong. At least issue a compiler warning.
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Add *TARGET to all RPG functions similar to *SRC in DDS

Example: %SUBST(NAME:1:1)=%UPPER(*TARGET); /* new way var. NAME is mentioned only once and %SUBST is not repeated*/ Instead of %SUBST(NAME:1:1)=%UPPER(NAME:1:1); /* var. NAME is repeated twice */ Also in mathematical statements: COUNTER=*TARGET+1 ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future 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...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Provide support for null indicators in DATA-GEN in RPG

When generating JSON documents, it is a common requirement to be able to generate data like "field": null. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to do that in DATA-GEN (same problem applies to DATA-INTO in the other direction, but I see there's alrea...
7 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

%DECH enhancement for length and decimal places

The idea is to enhance %DECH() BIF: a) allow the the use %len() and %decpos() for parameters 2 and 3 Example: dcl-s n1 zoned(10:2) inz; n1 = %dech( 12345 / 1000 : %len(n1) : %decpos(n1) ); b) make parameters 2 and 3 optional and retrieve the lengt...
8 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration