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Languages - RPG

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ILE RPG Compiler Warning/Error Suggestion

%DATE(expression) fails if program is compiled with CVTOPT(*DATETIME) and "expression" is a valid timestamp value. Use Case: Compilation.
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 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...
about 3 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 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

FOR-EACH with record level access

The new FOR-EACH is today working on list, however it would be nice if - in the future - it could be extended to also handle record level access. ( and perhaps also user defined iterators) The basic idea is to make tighter and more concise coding ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

Count recursive calls (all/direct)

Requesting a built in function to recognize if a proc was called recursively with a parameter to recognize if it was called by itself. Ex: dcl-proc chkRecursion;dcl-pi chkRecursion end-pi;count = %recursion();countDirect = %recursion( *on );if cou...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow reserved words as qualified DS subfield names

Allow reserved words to be specified as data structure subfield names. Use Case: The following DS is not allowed because of subfields Read, Update, and Delete, requiring non-standard names for those authorities: DCL-DS ObjectAuthority QUALIFIED; O...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under 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 ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 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

Support both spellings for OPTION and OPTIONS in RPG IV

The H spec or CTL-OPT keyword and RPG Subprocedure Parameter Definitions use different spellings for OPTION/OPTIONS. Please relax the spelling requirements for the OPTION keyword so that both OPTION and OPTIONS are supported in both contexts, and ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Update RLA to check external DS RCDFMT, not File Name

When using Record Level Access (RLA) with an externally described data structure, RPG compiler throws a RNF7595 if the file used to define the data structure has a different name than the file being accessed. The downside of this is that different...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration