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Languages - RPG

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Provide a ?not in? operator.

Now that we have a conditional “in” operator, please provide a “not in” operator, that can be used wherever “in” can, eg, with %lists, %ranges, arrays, etc. Use Case: Currently, to check if the value of a field is not in a list (or range, etc), we...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Defaults for Dcl-pi;

Parameters for programs and procedures are declared with Dcl-pi. Today it requires to to give the name or *N. But for programs and procedures that does not return a value - it would be appreciated if that was not required and could default to *N a...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Create a varying length field with the length from a fixed length field

It often happens that I have a field from a database og a screen that is fixed length and have to create a field that is varying length but having the same size as the fixed length. unfortunately it is not possible to do this:dcl-s fixedField char...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future 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

Make %dec() 2nd & 3rd parm optional

The %dec() function should be able to detect the length and decimal positions of the target variable when converting from a character field. Use Case: Currently, when using the %dec() function to convert from a character field, you're forced to sp...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

Hide the underlying procedures when OVERLOADed

I'd like a way to effectively "hide" the underlying procedures from callers when they are part of an OVERLOAD prototype. Use Case: When several procedures are declared, then OVERLOADed to a single name, the individual procedures are still exposed ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

%SCANRPL to replace only *FIRST or *LAST occurence

%SCANRPL is a nice and usefull function but sometimes we need to limit the replacement to the first or the last occurence. Use Case: When we use long varying strings with placeholders some of them are repeated and we cannot use %SCANRPL.
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Improve message RNX0351 with meaning of code

If an error happens during the XML-SAX command message RNX0351 is sent. And every time it annoys me that it only gives me a code -- ie "The XML parser detected error code 6.". What does code 6 mean? I then have to google it because I can't find it...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Simple RPG BIF to submit a process in batch.

We have to build the complete sbmjob command string to run a process in batch from RPG. My suggestion (original idea from Golang goroutines) is to use a simple BIF that will accept a process name and parameters as input, submit the process in batc...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Expand 16773104 limit (RNF0376) within data structures

With nested data structures, especially those involving multi-dimensional arrays, it is very easy to exceed the 16773104 limit. Would be nice if this limit could be expanded. For backwards compatibility, if required, could perhaps use a compiler k...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Future consideration