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Languages - RPG

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Allow ON-EXCP to use a simple qualified name

The invention of the enum structure is great for documenting return codes or exception IDs for particular purposes. These can be used on the ON-EXCP opcode to clarify the meaning of each message ID monitored. Qualification of structures (or enums)...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Is a defect

Create a varying length field with the length from a fixed length field

It often happens that I have a field from a database og a screen that is fixed length and have to create a field that is varying length but having the same size as the fixed length. unfortunately it is not possible to do this:dcl-s fixedField char...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Allow Standalone Field Declarations to Reference Subfields of Nested DS Arrays

Declaring a standalone field with a reference field (keyword: LIKE) should work if the referenced field is a subfield of a data structure array in a nested data structure. Use Case: dcl-ds DS_A qualified template; dcl-ds DS_Arr_B dim(10); field1 v...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

RPG Language Feature - Variable Triggers - Computed Properties

Languages like Apple's Swift, Java, Python, C# have this fantastic feature called "Computed Properties". Think of them as "variable triggers". If new phrasing can be added to RPG's Dcl-S when defining a work variable, that would specify logic to b...
3 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Make %dec() 2nd & 3rd parm optional

The %dec() function should be able to detect the length and decimal positions of the target variable when converting from a character field. Use Case: Currently, when using the %dec() function to convert from a character field, you're forced to sp...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

Hide the underlying procedures when OVERLOADed

I'd like a way to effectively "hide" the underlying procedures from callers when they are part of an OVERLOAD prototype. Use Case: When several procedures are declared, then OVERLOADed to a single name, the individual procedures are still exposed ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future 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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

%SCANRPL to replace only *FIRST or *LAST occurence

%SCANRPL is a nice and usefull function but sometimes we need to limit the replacement to the first or the last occurence. Use Case: When we use long varying strings with placeholders some of them are repeated and we cannot use %SCANRPL.
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

%DECH enhancement for length and decimal places

The idea is to enhance %DECH() BIF: a) allow the the use %len() and %decpos() for parameters 2 and 3 Example: dcl-s n1 zoned(10:2) inz; n1 = %dech( 12345 / 1000 : %len(n1) : %decpos(n1) ); b) make parameters 2 and 3 optional and retrieve the lengt...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Under review