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Languages - RPG

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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

Allow concatenation in named constants

If I'm working with XML-files I define the structure I like to investigate with constants. If you have a XML-file with this structure: <header> <address> <name> </name> </address></header> Then I would like to d...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration

Large XML File Support for RPG

Our company processes XML files larger than 2GB on a regular basis, and we are currently unable to (easily) use RPG to parse these files beyond the 2147483408 character limit. Use Case: Enabling the RPG XML-SAX or XML-INTO operation codes to handl...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Extend PCML to optionally include source file & line number where data structures and procedures are defined

Breaking out this part from https://ibm-power-systems.ideas.ibm.com/ideas/IBMI-I-3437 Please add an option for the PCML generated to include the source file & line number where data structures & procedures are defined. My initial plan woul...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Ability to specify a binary literal in the same way as a hexadecimal literal

I would like to have the possibility to specify a binary literal in RPG just like it is possible to specify a hexadecimal literal. For example the value x'A1' should have the presentation b'10100001' x'F8F0' is equal to b'1111100011110000' Use Cas...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Case sensitive RPG

Provide a control option to maken RPG case sensitive (procedure names, variables, …) so that enforcing programming standards becomes more easy. Use Case: I'm not requesting that variable "A" and "a" are two different variables , but rather that th...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Add CPF3C29 checking to the DTAARA keyword in RPG IV

The DTAARA keyword in RPG IV does not honor IBM i object names. It allows users to create data areas with upper/lower case characters in the object name. There is currently only one user-facing interface that allows deleting of mixed-case object n...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration