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Languages - RPG

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Control spec similar to BNDDIR (also similar to BNDSRVPGM parameter in CRTBNDCL) to specify a service program

Allows the programmer to leverage C application programs/procedures without requiring a binding directory or special compile instructions - ie., CRTRPGMOD followed by CRTPGM.
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Change RPG to support UNLOCK using RCDFMT name

RPG allows us to CHAIN using RCDFMT. RPG forces us to UPDATE/DELETE using RCDFMT. RPG does NOT allow us to UNLOCK using RCDFMT... This leads to buggy code -- it would be easier to spot mistakes and avoid bugs if we could CHAIN RCDFMT, UPDATE RCDFM...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

declare multiple variables on the same line in RPG free

Please add the possibility to declare multiple variable of the the same type on the same line, taking advantage of "free" RPG form possibilities, similar to C or other languages. i.e. DCL-S i1, i2, i3, i4 INT(10); DCL-DS struct1, struct2, struct3 ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Relaxation of error RNF3776

Today you can declare parameters for programs that use the ctl-opt main just like any other RPG procedure - making declaration of a program as easy as declaring a procedure . However the compile will issue a warning RNF3776 "External program on pr...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

%Split should allow array index

Currently %Split returns an array, but it would be nice if it would allow a single index of the array to be returned directly by coding for example mystring = %Split(string: ':')(1); This avoids using a work array.
over 1 year 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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Support DEC keyword to declare Decimal variables

There is a need to support the DEC keyword when defining decimal variables in RPG IV. It would match both SQL and all other HLL on the system. I understand perhaps the implementation of FIXNBR(*INPUTPACKED) contributed to the decision to use Packe...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

RPGLE - Prevent using Data Structure as a field

The attached file contains a subset of code with data structure definitions and code using the data structures. RPGLE will allow you to reference the data structure name and treat it like a character field and compile it successfully. I cannot t...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

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. Currently, we need to code the awkward if not (Value in %list(x:y:...)); with not-in, this...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration