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Languages - RPG

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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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Local scope parameter for dow / dou ( perhaps for-each)

I don't expect that RPG will support lambda functions, nor iterators, however it will be easy for users to implement this kind of functionality if a local scopeed loop parameter could be provided by RPG to a user procedure. This will provide a bet...
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Not under consideration

Replicate on RPGLE the cobol 88 Level

The 88 level number is not used to declare a variable, but it is used to provide a descriptive name for a condition, used to improve the readability of COBOL programs. In RPG can be coded e.g. as dcl-s flag char(1); dcl-s flag_on referer(flag) val...
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 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

Variadic procedures in RPG

In RPG you can make prototypes for procedures where parameter can be omitted, however the datatype and an absolute number of parameters is required in the prototype. For a more polymorphic approach I will suggest to implement variadic procedures w...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

bring timestamp timezone awareness

Please add timezone awareness to TIMESTAMP primitive value. Additionally, add the possibility to return current UTC time to BIF %TIMESTAMP ts1 = %TIMESTAMP() // system current timestamp ts2 = %TIMESTAMP(*UTC) // current utc timestamp seconds = %DI...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Declare variables and call procedures directly on the declare

Today if we want to call a procedure that has a return value, we have to declare the variable, data structure etc and then call the procedure like this: dcl-s eligiblefreight packed( 11 : 3 ); eligiblefreight = rlsitm_getEligibleFreight( batch ); ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

improve compilation cross reference with location in memory

Hello, I'm working again on expanding the size of a field in the database. I previously encountered difficulties with fields that overlaps in data structures. Exploration of the rpgle compilation cross references gives me a lot of information abou...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

prefix field length limited to 10 should be increased

bug fix This program the same field name in 2 files, in an external data structure for each file. So I put a prefix on the Dcl-F & Dcl-DS of the second file prefix(AUTHDR_) and it still would not compile. I shortened the prefix(A_) and the pro...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Loading methods in Subfiles

I am entering another idea - in fact, thoughts about loading methods. Please find the attached document. Thank you.
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration