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Languages - RPG

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Change of name for ILE/RPG

Time to give ILE/RPG a new name that is better suited to its current form.Call it "RPG for i", matching "Db2 for i". Use Case: By giving the RPG product a new name will help us define the difference between modern free format RPG & the older f...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

Allow multiple definitions in a Dcl-s statement

A very usefull future I found in other languages is multiple variable definition in one line of code: Dcl-s a b c int(10); is clearly faster and shorter than: Dcl-s a int(10);Dcl-s b int(10);Dcl-s c int(10); Use Case: nd
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Free form KLIST to allow same field in multiple KLIST

Allow Free Form version of KLIST with the same field in multiple key lists. For example displaying customer invoices I want to have a key list for Customer and Invoice # and another for Customer and Order Date and use the same field for customer i...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration

add the ability to specify scope of static variable in RPGLE sub-procedure

Request to allow developer to specify the scope of static variable in RPGLE sub-procedure. Currently, static variable has an Activation Group scope. I would like to request adding a parameter to the static keyword that will allow developer to spec...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Assign a timestamp to a date/time field without %date() / %time()

When assigning a timestamp to a date field or a time field it shouldn't be necessary to use %DATE() or %TIME() to do this. Use Case: D dateIso1 s D D dateIso2 s D D timeStamp s Z inz(*SYS) C eval dateIso1 = %date( timeStamp ) C eval dateIso2 = tim...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

%CHAR(numeric) Should Also Support Non-Constant Precision and Scale Parms

Currently, %DEC and %DECH don't support non-constant precision and scale parms. If that is to remain as is, then it would be *very* helpful if at least %CHAR(numeric) would not only support precision and scale parms, but would also support them as...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

OPDESC support for numeric parameters

Would like to see operational descriptor support extended to include numeric parameters, i.e. be able to determine type (packed, zoned, int, uns etc), length, and decimal positions for a numeric parameter passed to a sub-procedure when 'const' or ...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow %KDS to be used for comparison

I would like to have the possibility to use the %KDS function in a compare situation. something like if %kds(MyFileRecKey : 2) <> %kds(MyFileRecKeyOld : 2); break2 = '1';endif; This would make it easier to test for "levelbreaks" when reading...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

More than one statement per line

It would be nice to be able to put more than one statement per line in free format separated by the Semicolon. If X = 1; X=2; Else; X=3; EndIf; Would be an easy solution without changing the whole language to be similar to what other languages com...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

Time format *HM for RPG and DDS

We have fields in date and time format and they work excellent. When converting the time field to or from a numeric field, I'm missing the format *HM. As it is now we can convert a field using the format *HMS. Many times seconds are not nescessary...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration