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Languages - RPG

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Allow the CONST keyword for a standalone field or data structure

Our Generator (Synon) generates Code in Fixed RPG. Also we need to use our input and output fields in soap-server-modules as datastructures. So we have the problem to sign the *entry plist parms as an input or output (or both) - structure. It woul...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

RPG - New BIF for comparing data structures

Based on this discussion: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/forums/html/topic?id=81260576-dab9-4955-b19b-a2c4b4130cd3&ps=25 Would like a BIF to compare corresponding fields in data structures. This would be a field-by-field comparis...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

Add %OFFSET built-in function to retrieve the position of a Subfield within a Data Structure

Uisng APIs and other interfaces often provides a "Bytes Returned" value. This logical can mean that we can only retrieve data from the returned locations if it was in fact returned by the API. I would like to use something like: IF (objDesc.bytes_...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

add loop DOU_LEAVE (Do Untill Leave)

Standardization Currently if I need to loop untill end of file' I would do as follows. SETLL file1;DOU %EOF(file1); read file1; if %EOF(file1); LEAVE ENDIF; exsr SR01; ENDDO %EOF appears twice which is not perfect code. I could repalce the first l...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Allow DTAARA in subprocedures

When reviewing programming standards and the move to lineair main modules (instead of the cycle) it became clear that there are some limitations like the use of data areas in sub procedures. Use Case: Defining a data area in a subprocedure (main) ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Add *TARGET to all RPG functions similar to *SRC in DDS

Example: %SUBST(NAME:1:1)=%UPPER(*TARGET); /* new way var. NAME is mentioned only once and %SUBST is not repeated*/ Instead of %SUBST(NAME:1:1)=%UPPER(NAME:1:1); /* var. NAME is repeated twice */ Also in mathematical statements: COUNTER=*TARGET+1 ...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Enable mixed case DB2 table column names to be used in RPG Data structures defined with ExtName + Alias keyword

Our DB2 tables are defined with both Alternative Name and System Name specified for many columns. We want be able to define the column names in a mixed case that then can be used in our RPG programs by data structures that refer to external names ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future consideration

Consistent use for null values

Currently there are 3 distinct ways to check if a field is or is not null:1 - RPG uses %nullind()2 - SQLRPGLE use a positional numeric array (-1 or <> -1)3 - RPG triggers use a positional indicator (like) array ('0' - '1') Having a common ac...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Prevent some RNF7031s. Add a way to indicate specific items which should not be diagnosed as un-referenced

Fields defined in ILE RPG source may be diagnosed as not being used by the program; but the developer may have reasons for keeping them. (They might be part of included files, part of API's, or intended for future use.) It is suggested that a comp...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

DECFLOAT datatype in RPG

With the arrival of the DECFLOAT datatype in Db2, it make sense to ba able to have a native representation in RPG of this datatype. The DECFLOAT gives a precise magnitude of the number where FLOAT only carries the value in an integer and therefor ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future consideration