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Languages - RPG

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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...
almost 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...
about 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 ...
about 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...
about 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 ...
about 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

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 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under 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

Coding free format line should be possible from column 8 to end of line

If you can use fully free format (**free) then the free-form statements can appear between column 1 and the end of the line. Otherwise, the source is column-limited, and a free-form statement is coded in columns 8-80. I would like this limitation ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 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...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration