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Languages - RPG

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Don't incl Hidden fields on DS defined based on external name

When a data structure is defined based on a table with hidden fields the compiler shouldn't include hidden fields in the structure. Now option available to exclude these on the definition Use Case: When defining a data structure based on an table ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Update RPG compiler to define variables using a means like REFFLD() in DDS

In DDS you can use REFFLD() keyword to define a field just like an external table field. Please enhance this for individual fields in RPG so that we do not need to add a template table or DS just to define program variables like the database. Use ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Allow duplicate CTL-OPT keywords.

In the RFE raised an idea of overriding the values of the control specification using /SET.Barbara Morris asked me to raise it in a separate RFE. This is hereby done...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration

Allow the CONST keyword for a standalone field or data structure

Our Generator (Synon) generates Code in Fixed RPG. Also we need to use our input and output fields in soap-server-modules as datastructures. So we have the problem to sign the *entry plist parms as an input or output (or both) - structure. It woul...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Provide namespace for exports

As IBM increasingly embraces open source, and third party libraries, it is important to be able to distinguish between like named procedures from different libraries. Please provide a way to namespace service program imports and exports to improve...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 8 Not under consideration

Provide a "not-in" operator

Now that we have a conditional “in” operator, please provide a “not-in” operator, that can be used wherever “in” can, eg, with %lists, %ranges, arrays, etc. Currently, we need to code the awkward if not (Value in %list(x:y:...)); with not-in, this...
about 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Add *TARGET to all RPG functions similar to *SRC in DDS

Example: %SUBST(NAME:1:1)=%UPPER(*TARGET); /* new way var. NAME is mentioned only once and %SUBST is not repeated*/ Instead of %SUBST(NAME:1:1)=%UPPER(NAME:1:1); /* var. NAME is repeated twice */ Also in mathematical statements: COUNTER=*TARGET+1 ...
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

RPG Regular Expression BIFS

Provide Built In Functions to facilitate testing string values against regular expressions without needing to compile the expression etc using APIs. This will make it easier for developers to make use of this technology. Use Case: Matches : if (%m...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

ENUM construct an function

ENUM Similarly to java and other languages an enum construct may be useful to rpg programmer. It involves declaring key-value pairs and an instruction to find the value corresponding to the key provided e.g.: declare the enumeration name (enumerat...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

add loop DOU_LEAVE (Do Untill Leave)

Standardization Currently if I need to loop untill end of file' I would do as follows. SETLL file1;DOU %EOF(file1); read file1; if %EOF(file1); LEAVE ENDIF; exsr SR01; ENDDO %EOF appears twice which is not perfect code. I could repalce the first l...
9 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration