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Languages - RPG

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Provide namespace for exports

As IBM increasingly embraces open source, and third party libraries, it is important to be able to distinguish between like named procedures from different libraries. Please provide a way to namespace service program imports and exports to improve...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under 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...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 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. Currently, we need to code the awkward if not (Value in %list(x:y:...)); with not-in, this...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

RPG Language Feature - Variable Triggers - Computed Properties

Languages like Apple's Swift, Java, Python, C# have this fantastic feature called "Computed Properties". Think of them as "variable triggers". If new phrasing can be added to RPG's Dcl-S when defining a work variable, that would specify logic to b...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 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...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Enhancements to RPG should be reflected in a target release number that we can compile to.

You are publishing more and more enhancements to the RPG language which I find good. But this also gives us problems because the runtime environments are not backwards compatible. When new releases are published we normally install it on our test ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Provide *NODEBUGSQL control option

Provide a *NODEBUGSQL control option similar to *NODEBUGIO (or included it in the same option). Use Case: This option will allow faster and easier debugging of programs with embedded SQL by skipping the underlying instructions in step-by-step mode.
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Support both spellings for OPTION and OPTIONS in RPG IV

The H spec or CTL-OPT keyword and RPG Subprocedure Parameter Definitions use different spellings for OPTION/OPTIONS. Please relax the spelling requirements for the OPTION keyword so that both OPTION and OPTIONS are supported in both contexts, and ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Support JSONPARSE without "root" object

Allow the IBM supplied JSONPARSE parser to parse a JSON object without a name. Use Case: Example, JSONString containing; { "name": "this is my name", "age": "50"} … fails with RNX0356, reason code 1 when using the code; Dcl-DS myDS Qualified; name...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under 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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration