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Languages - RPG

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"RPG" Needs to be renamed to something new

The modern RPG language was changed so much that it has almost nothing common with its old columnar RPG2. Programmers are labeled as old-fashioned when they mention RPG. Besides that, there is a game named RPG, and a weapon named RPG, it confuses ...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

New control specification - Merge Default - MRGDFT

I'm missing an option in the control-specification statements so I can specify an option and then tell the compiler that it should merge the defaults in the data areas RPGLEHSPEC or DFTLEHSPEC. It could be MRGDFT(*YES) and MRGDFT(*NO) Use Case: No...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

RPG should be named after release

RPG should be identified with OS version to show it is not the rotten RPGI, RPGII, OR RPGIII. Use Case: The first line should replace ** FREE with** RPG 7.1** RPG 7.3** RPG 8 If we want to compile it in previous version for the sake of compatibili...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 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

Create BIF to move a numeric variable to character and retain leading zeros like the SQL DIGITS funtion

The existing way to move a numeric variable to a character variable and retain leading zeros is to use the %EDITC (with edit code of X) or %EDITW functions. This is a very cryptic way to accomplish the task and not at all intuitive. SQL has the DI...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Add new RPG operation code INZDS

Add a new operation code INZDS (or CLEAR option) to initialize a data structure with its template inz values Use Case: Actual you have to declare an additional "inz" data structure dcl-ds tplStruct qualified template; var1 char(10) inz('val1'); va...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 Not under consideration

Add parameters ALWLIBUPD / ALWUPD on CRTSQLRPGI and CRTBNDRPG

Make attributes / parameters ALWUPD and ALWLIBUPD available on 1 step compile (CRTSQLRPGI, CRTBNDRPG). On 2 step compile, they ara available on the CRTPGM command. Use Case: When creating program (using service program) and deploying it to other s...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Multiple keywords per source line

This has been most likely submitted before:to be able to use more than one keyword per source line like in the example below Use Case: For i=1 to 10; ExecMyProc(i); EndFor;
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 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...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Not under consideration

Add ability to directly execute CL in RPGLE in the same fashion as SQL

We have the ability to execute SQL statements directly in RPGLE code, including the use of substitution values. Please add the ability to directly execute CL statements in RPGLE as well, including the ability to substitute values into the CL state...
almost 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration