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I'd like a way to effectively "hide" the underlying procedures from callers when they are part of an OVERLOAD prototype. Use Case: When several procedures are declared, then OVERLOADed to a single name, the individual procedures are still exposed ...
Standardization Currently if I need to loop untill end of file' I would do as follows. SETLL file1;DOU %EOF(file1); read file1; if %EOF(file1); LEAVE ENDIF; exsr SR01; ENDDO %EOF appears twice which is not perfect code. I could repalce the first l...
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...
The %dec() function should be able to detect the length and decimal positions of the target variable when converting from a character field. Use Case: Currently, when using the %dec() function to convert from a character field, you're forced to sp...
%SCANRPL to replace only *FIRST or *LAST occurence
%SCANRPL is a nice and usefull function but sometimes we need to limit the replacement to the first or the last occurence. Use Case: When we use long varying strings with placeholders some of them are repeated and we cannot use %SCANRPL.
Expand 16773104 limit (RNF0376) within data structures
With nested data structures, especially those involving multi-dimensional arrays, it is very easy to exceed the 16773104 limit. Would be nice if this limit could be expanded. For backwards compatibility, if required, could perhaps use a compiler k...
Local scope parameter for dow / dou ( perhaps for-each)
I don't expect that RPG will support lambda functions, nor iterators, however it will be easy for users to implement this kind of functionality if a local scopeed loop parameter could be provided by RPG to a user procedure. This will provide a bet...
Enhance %char %BIF to add %EDITC functionality %CHAR(mynumber:*NOZEROSUPPRES|*ZEROSUPPRESS)
If we have a numeric field and want to put it in a CHAR field it will show the leading zeros: Assuming myNumber is 7,0 numeric and myAlpha is 7 alpha >> myAlpha = %char(myNumber); myAlpha = '123____' to keep the leading zeros we have to use ...
Add %OFFSET built-in function to retrieve the position of a Subfield within a Data Structure
Uisng APIs and other interfaces often provides a "Bytes Returned" value. This logical can mean that we can only retrieve data from the returned locations if it was in fact returned by the API. I would like to use something like: IF (objDesc.bytes_...
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