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Languages - RPG

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ENUM construct an function

ENUM Similarly to java and other languages an enum construct may be useful to rpg programmer. It involves declaring key-value pairs and an instruction to find the value corresponding to the key provided e.g.: declare the enumeration name (enumerat...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Time format *HM for RPG and DDS

We have fields in date and time format and they work excellent. When converting the time field to or from a numeric field, I'm missing the format *HM. As it is now we can convert a field using the format *HMS. Many times seconds are not nescessary...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

ALLOW i.e. READ opcode to return a value or be usable in expressions

Would be nice to have an idiomatic way to loop a series of record in RPG, like for example other common languages. For example ----------Dow not READ(myfile) = %EOF processingEnddo---------- Will allow for an idiomatic way to loop records, to be a...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Full NULL support

I'd like the ability to define and use the NULL attribute on any field, but in particular, I'd like to be able to pass *NULL as a sub-procedure parameter and have the sub-procedure return *NULL as needed. This will help deal with null-capable colu...
about 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under 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!
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

%CHAR(numeric) Should Also Support Non-Constant Precision and Scale Parms

Currently, %DEC and %DECH don't support non-constant precision and scale parms. If that is to remain as is, then it would be *very* helpful if at least %CHAR(numeric) would not only support precision and scale parms, but would also support them as...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Add Object Exists Built-in Function to RPG IV

The ability to determine if a File, Data Area, User Space, Data Queue, etc. exist in simplified way becomes more and more important each day. RPG does not have the capability. We need a %EXISTS([<object-library>/]<object-name>[([file-m...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Better UTF-8 (1208) unicode support (XML, DDS, ...)

Many functions related to Unicode like XML-Into, DDS support, ... only work with CCSID 1200 and not with CCSID 1208 which is a much common data representation in our environments. Use Case: Many functions related to Unicode like XML-Into, DDS supp...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Enhance %DEC / %INT / %FLOAT to recognize and accept negative values in a Zoned format

Currently, the %DEC and %INT BIFs do not recognize an ending character of "}"/"J"/.../"R" as representing a digit with a X'D' in the zone portion of the character. Thus, the character representation of a NEGATIVE number — as may be created by %EDI...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration