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Languages - RPG

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Provide encapsulation in RPG

Provide encapsulation to RPG so we don't need to mimic it via pointers and get easier to read coding. Currently I'm writing; pObject = MyCreate();MysetValue(pObject: 'attr': 'value');MydoSomething(pObject);MyDestroy(pObject); ... which would be ea...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 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 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 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

RPG File Description Keywords SFLPAG and SFLSIZ

I'm missing 2 File Description Keywords, SFLPAG and SFLSIZ.They should return the values from the subfile control record in a WORKSTN file. Today we are hardcoding the values in the programs and have to remenber to change them if we change the sub...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under 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.
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Better UTF-8 (1208) unicode support (XML, DDS, ...)

Many functions related to Unicode like XML-Into, DDS support, ... only work with CCSID 1200 and not with CCSID 1208 which is a much common data representation in our environments. Use Case: Many functions related to Unicode like XML-Into, DDS supp...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Declaration of like variables

Like Dcl-F/S/DS etc., it would be of great advantage to have a declaration type Dcl-Like. The format of Dcl-Like should be as under:Dcl-like [LikeReferenceField] [Field1 {inz}, Field2 {inz}, ..., FieldN {inz}] Use Case: 1. Dcl-Like would help redu...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

RPG string templates

Modern applications are using strings more and more to provide data for documents and web applications. Strings can be constructed today but the syntax get the process very convoluted especially when strings folds over several lines and contains v...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

RPG block comments

Single line comments are allowed today by // however the commonly used block comment /* … */ are not. Use Case: Since **free don't have a concept of H,C,F spec it should be straight forward to implement the /* .. */ block comment syntax. The work ...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

Divide the RPG manual into a fixed format and a free format version

For many years the RPG manual have described both the fixed format and the free format. As the years has passed the free format version of RPG has been more and more enhanced where the fixed format is more "steady". Now I feel that the manual is g...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration