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Languages - RPG

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Allow data structures to be extended or decorated

RPG currently allows us to define a data structure with the same layout another with the LIKEDS keyword. It would be useful to be able to use a similar keyword to define the basic structure, but also to extend the data structure and add additional...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Provide support for null indicators in DATA-GEN in RPG

When generating JSON documents, it is a common requirement to be able to generate data like "field": null. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to do that in DATA-GEN (same problem applies to DATA-INTO in the other direction, but I see there's alrea...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Add Case Conversion to RPG Subprocedure Parameters

Add support to automatically convert Subprocedure Parameters to Upper or Lower case using OPTION(*UPPER) or OPTION(*LOWER) keywords on the parameter definition. Obviously, this would be for CHAR, VARCHAR parameters that are also CONST or VALUE. It...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Future consideration

Dynamic Strings in RPG

Have the ability to declare a character very similar to how we declare a string in Java without having to give it a length. Use Case: In Java to declare a string its just String mytext; In RPG I would like to declare a char as dcl-s myText char; M...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 12 Future consideration

RPG - Conditional (Ternary) Operator (?:) in EVAL operation

I'd like to be able to use conditional assignment (?:) in EVAL and EVALR operation in RPG. C, C#, java and many other languages have a conditional (aka ternary) operator. This allows developers to make very terse choices between two values based o...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 17 Future 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...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration

Clean string of control/unprintable characters < x'40'

Please either create a new BIF, or, supply a new, special value for the first parm of %scanrpl, that will replace all "unprintable", or control, characters in a string with a specified string. An unprintable, or control, character is any character...
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Provide capability to restrict use of Global Variables in Subprocedures

Provide a capability to restrict access to global variables from local subprocedures. This could be done by adding a keyword to the dcl-proc specification that lists the global variables permitted for a given subprocedure. For example: dcl-proc My...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 18 Future consideration

Add %FKEY Built-in Function to RPG IV

In RPG IV when working with Screens, we see programmers using *INKx response indicators, *INxx regular indicators, and the WSDS Pos(369) to determine which Fn key was pressed.RPG needs a built-in function, %FKEY() that allows users to test which k...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 14 Not under consideration

New BIF to test Parameter Length

Please introduce a new BIF (%parmlen) to get the length of a parmeter defined using OPTIONS(*VARSIZE) Use Case: To get the length of a parameter passed by reference *VARSIZE i have to code to use CEEDOD (prototype, parameters and the call itself)....
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration