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Languages - RPG

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heredoc syntax for large literals

When developing SQLRPG programs, I frequently have to deal with large multiline literal strings for defining SQL statements. I have in fact exceeded the size limit of a string literal in the past. It would be nice to have a HEREDOC syntax for assi...
almost 8 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow 3rd parameter of %subst() to exceed length of string

Currently, if I use something like this: DNKYWD = %subst(NARR: 1: 10); when NARR is defined in the procedure interface like this: NARR Varchar(32740) const options(*varsize); I don't know how long NARR really is unless I check it. This causes an i...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Allow array index to start from zero instead of 1

I would like to have the possibility to specify that the index of an array starts from zero instead of 1. Many times I have to code something like thiseval myArray(x+1) = 1234where x can have the value zero. If it was possible to specify that the ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Create shortcut for eval(h) so user doesn't need to type in eval(h)

When performing calculations where we want to round-up, instead of typing Result = (Factor1 - Factor2) * Factor3; we need to type eval(h) Result = (Factor1 - Factor2) * Factor3; It would be nice if that could be simplified to Result(h) = (Factor1 ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration

New RPG figurative constant *CLEAR.

The new figurative constant *CLEAR assumes his value by the field type. For example, with a character field the value is *BLANK, with a numeric field the value is *ZERO, with an indicator the value is *OFF and so on. In other words, *CLEAR has the...
about 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 10 Not under consideration

New RPG assignment operators ++ and --

It would be nice to have the C/Java like assignment operators ++ and -- too. Use Case: var++; instead of var +=1;var--; instead of var -=1;
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Loading methods in Subfiles

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

Tagging conditional statements like IF, DO, SELECT

Statements like IF - ELSE - ENDIF, SELECT, LOOPs should have tag (or Id) assigned to the beginning and end (and if required in between). Example: /Free IF#1: IF (cond1) { Set-of-statements;} IF#1-1: IF (inner-condition 1) { Set-of-statements;} IF#...
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration