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Languages - RPG

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RETURN value from REXX Procedure to RPG/ILE via Prototype

I see the QREXX API and I know about the QREXQ API, but these are cumbersome to use when all you're looking for is a single RETURNed value from REXX. It would really be helpful if RPG/ILE would support a REXX-specific prototype, similar to the JAV...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Enable Retrieval of SQL constraint violation error information in RPG program

Current RPG support requires programmers to use IBM i APIs plus considerable coding to determine what constraint has caused an error. For example, when using an SQL insert on table, where a check or foreign key constraint is used, a violation of t...
over 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

Coding free format line should be possible from column 8 to end of line

If you can use fully free format (**free) then the free-form statements can appear between column 1 and the end of the line. Otherwise, the source is column-limited, and a free-form statement is coded in columns 8-80. I would like this limitation ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Count recursive calls (all/direct)

Requesting a built in function to recognize if a proc was called recursively with a parameter to recognize if it was called by itself. Ex: dcl-proc chkRecursion;dcl-pi chkRecursion end-pi;count = %recursion();countDirect = %recursion( *on );if cou...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Allow Unabbreviated RPG Freeform Data Type Keywords

Please change the SQL precompiler, RPG compiler, and Rational Developer for i to also recognize and allow the unabbreviated forms of the RPG freeform data type keywords. Use Case: For example, ucs2 is fine as it is. But, allow: integer for intindi...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under 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...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Allow reserved words as qualified DS subfield names

Allow reserved words to be specified as data structure subfield names. Use Case: The following DS is not allowed because of subfields Read, Update, and Delete, requiring non-standard names for those authorities: DCL-DS ObjectAuthority QUALIFIED; O...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Allow to sort a subfile as simple as sorting an Array DS

I have written numerous programs to sort subfiles, but if RPG implemetns it it would save code, standarize the code, and make the use of RPG more of a pleasure. Use Case: SORTSFL (mysfl:mycolumn1(*ASC);mycolumn2(*DESC))
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 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