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Languages - RPG

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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

Remove or Relaxe the error when %SUBST length exceeds length of data

The runtime for RPG currently blows up if %SUBST(var : START : LENGTH ) length value exceeds the length of the VAR or if it is 0.Provide an option to ignore this issue for runtime purposes. OPTION(*NOLENCHK) (No Length Check) which would cause run...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 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...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Allow DTAARA in subprocedures

When reviewing programming standards and the move to lineair main modules (instead of the cycle) it became clear that there are some limitations like the use of data areas in sub procedures. Use Case: Defining a data area in a subprocedure (main) ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

RPG: Procedure in procedure

Procedure in procedure is more natural than having to call a subrutine. That's just the way it goes :o) Use Case: Make subrutines unnecessary. Almost!
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

Ability to specify a binary literal in the same way as a hexadecimal literal

I would like to have the possibility to specify a binary literal in RPG just like it is possible to specify a hexadecimal literal. For example the value x'A1' should have the presentation b'10100001' x'F8F0' is equal to b'1111100011110000' Use Cas...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Default parameter values for parameters defined with *omit or *nopass

Allow the definition of a default value for optional parameters so that rather than having to have to check %parms and use a second field as currently :- dcl-pi addItemToBasket; sku char(10); workQty int(10) options(*nopass)end-pi; dcl-s qty like(...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Hide the underlying procedures when OVERLOADed

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 ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

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 ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Option for EXTNAME/LIKEREC(*NULL) to create SQL-type int(5) indicator subfields

LIKEDS is used for creating parallel data structures -- i.e., data structures that have the same list of subfields as another data structure. But, sometimes it is useful to have the same list of subfields but with a different set of data definitio...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future consideration