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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 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Expand %XFOOT functionality to include subfields in DS array

I have the following DS / Arrays dcl-ds Order_Info_t qualified template; Order like(s1_order); Order_Pack_Qty like(s1_packqty); Order_Case_Qty like(s1_packqty); Order_Weight like(s1_weight);end-ds; dcl-ds Order_Summary qualified inz; Orders like(s...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Allow ability to control JobLog write with On-Error

Add an operational extender to the on-error opcode that would allow for control over a joblog write. When the programmer has stated that a specific error condition is trapped/controlled, we should be able to optionally suppress the job log message...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Native CLOB and BLOB in RPG

CLOB and BLOB fields as dynamic size dependent on actual datasize. It would be appreciated that RPG could support these datatypes native in RPG and used exactly like varchar with out any explicit size Use Case: CLOB and BLOB is implemented as a st...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Add New BIF's %right() and %left()

While %left(str: int) can be done with a %subst(str: 1: int), %right(str: int) is not so straight forward. %right(str: int) must be written as %subst(str: %len(%trimr(str)) - (int - 1)) This is far less readable. Please add convenience BIF's %left...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 13 Future consideration

Functions for shift operations - logical, arithmetic and circular ( rotation ) shift

We have many different ways of manipulating bits in RPG via %bitand() %bitor() etc, but I'm missing shift operations on expressions like it is done with %bitand() and %bitor(). it could be a logical shift function %SHL() or %SHR() ( shift left / r...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 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 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

RPG Regular Expression BIFS

Provide Built In Functions to facilitate testing string values against regular expressions without needing to compile the expression etc using APIs. This will make it easier for developers to make use of this technology. Use Case: Matches : if (%m...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

New function %lookupNE() to find the first element in an array not equal to the search argument

Many times I have to locate the first non-blank or non-zero element in an array. To search for it I either have to code a for/endfor or dow/enddo loop to scan for it. Sorting it is not an option. The sequence must be kept. So often it is something...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Allow SQL name when declaring a data structure

Allow a data structure declaration to use a SQL name Use Case: dcl-ds thirdPT extName('THIRDPARTYTABLESQLNAME') alias qualified;end-Ds;
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration