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Languages - RPG

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RPG - New BIF for comparing data structures

Based on this discussion: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/forums/html/topic?id=81260576-dab9-4955-b19b-a2c4b4130cd3&ps=25 Would like a BIF to compare corresponding fields in data structures. This would be a field-by-field comparis...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Future consideration

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

Enhancements to RPG should be reflected in a target release number that we can compile to.

You are publishing more and more enhancements to the RPG language which I find good. But this also gives us problems because the runtime environments are not backwards compatible. When new releases are published we normally install it on our test ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Add %OFFSET built-in function to retrieve the position of a Subfield within a Data Structure

Uisng APIs and other interfaces often provides a "Bytes Returned" value. This logical can mean that we can only retrieve data from the returned locations if it was in fact returned by the API. I would like to use something like: IF (objDesc.bytes_...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future 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...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Support both spellings for OPTION and OPTIONS in RPG IV

The H spec or CTL-OPT keyword and RPG Subprocedure Parameter Definitions use different spellings for OPTION/OPTIONS. Please relax the spelling requirements for the OPTION keyword so that both OPTION and OPTIONS are supported in both contexts, and ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Allow DTAARA in subprocedures

When reviewing programming standards and the move to lineair main modules (instead of the cycle) it became clear that there are some limitations like the use of data areas in sub procedures. Use Case: Defining a data area in a subprocedure (main) ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Future consideration

Provide *NODEBUGSQL control option

Provide a *NODEBUGSQL control option similar to *NODEBUGIO (or included it in the same option). Use Case: This option will allow faster and easier debugging of programs with embedded SQL by skipping the underlying instructions in step-by-step mode.
over 5 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 ...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration