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Languages - RPG

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DUMP opcode option to dump calling procedure

DUMP opcode currently only dumps the values for the process that issues the DUMP. If a service program is used to centralize error-handling, there is no way for the DUMP to be included in diagnostics because the dump will only include service prog...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 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

Functions for shift operations - logical, arithmetic and circular ( rotation ) shift

We have many different ways of manipulating bits in RPG via %bitand() %bitor() etc, but I'm missing shift operations on expressions like it is done with %bitand() and %bitor(). it could be a logical shift function %SHL() or %SHR() ( shift left / r...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Easier Access to Returned Data Structures

As far as I know, for procedures that return a data structure you always have to declare an auxiliary data structure to that the returned value has to be assigned. It would be a great help to be able to directly access the subfields of the returne...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 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

Extend OVERLOAD to Main-Procedure(s)

It could be useful to have the opportunity to use the OVERLOAD Keyword for Main-Procedures too. Use Case: CTL-OPT MAIN(Main); DCL-PR Main OVERLOAD(mainWithNum :mainWithChar); DCL-PR mainWithNum; Integer INT(10) CONST;END-PR; DCL-PR mainWithChar; C...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

ILE RPG Compiler Warning/Error Suggestion

%DATE(expression) fails if program is compiled with CVTOPT(*DATETIME) and "expression" is a valid timestamp value. Use Case: Compilation.
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Allow Standalone Field Declarations to Reference Subfields of Nested DS Arrays

Declaring a standalone field with a reference field (keyword: LIKE) should work if the referenced field is a subfield of a data structure array in a nested data structure. Use Case: dcl-ds DS_A qualified template; dcl-ds DS_Arr_B dim(10); field1 v...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Meta procedure (or API) for ILE (RPG)

With PCML we have the information needed to call any ILE ( RPG) program from any other language, or environment and knowing the parameter types and data going back and forth. However this requires that the PCML file is available and deployed along...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under 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 ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration