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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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration

Don't incl Hidden fields on DS defined based on external name

When a data structure is defined based on a table with hidden fields the compiler shouldn't include hidden fields in the structure. Now option available to exclude these on the definition Use Case: When defining a data structure based on an table ...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

%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.
almost 4 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...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Compiler directive /SET should temporarily set a new default value for DECEDIT

Recently the compiler directives /SET and /RESTORE were introduced. It can be used to temporarily set a new default values for CCSID, DATFMT and TIMFMT.I would like that this also was possible for DECEDIT ( and perhaps DATEDIT ). Use Case: In XML ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Update RPG compiler to define variables using a means like REFFLD() in DDS

In DDS you can use REFFLD() keyword to define a field just like an external table field. Please enhance this for individual fields in RPG so that we do not need to add a template table or DS just to define program variables like the database. Use ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Make %dec() 2nd & 3rd parm optional

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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future 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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Allow multiple definitions in a Dcl-s statement

A very usefull future I found in other languages is multiple variable definition in one line of code: Dcl-s a b c int(10); is clearly faster and shorter than: Dcl-s a int(10);Dcl-s b int(10);Dcl-s c int(10); Use Case: nd
over 3 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 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration