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Languages - RPG

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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...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Consistent use for null values

Currently there are 3 distinct ways to check if a field is or is not null:1 - RPG uses %nullind()2 - SQLRPGLE use a positional numeric array (-1 or <> -1)3 - RPG triggers use a positional indicator (like) array ('0' - '1') Having a common ac...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future 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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Meta procedure (or API) for ILE (RPG)

With PCML we have the information needed to call any ILE ( RPG) program from any other language, or environment and knowing the parameter types and data going back and forth. However this requires that the PCML file is available and deployed along...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Not under consideration

Time format *HM for RPG and DDS

We have fields in date and time format and they work excellent. When converting the time field to or from a numeric field, I'm missing the format *HM. As it is now we can convert a field using the format *HMS. Many times seconds are not nescessary...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 6 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...
11 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

Option for EXTNAME/LIKEREC(*NULL) to create SQL-type int(5) indicator subfields

LIKEDS is used for creating parallel data structures -- i.e., data structures that have the same list of subfields as another data structure. But, sometimes it is useful to have the same list of subfields but with a different set of data definitio...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future consideration

Prevent some RNF7031s. Add a way to indicate specific items which should not be diagnosed as un-referenced

Fields defined in ILE RPG source may be diagnosed as not being used by the program; but the developer may have reasons for keeping them. (They might be part of included files, part of API's, or intended for future use.) It is suggested that a comp...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Future consideration

DECFLOAT datatype in RPG

With the arrival of the DECFLOAT datatype in Db2, it make sense to ba able to have a native representation in RPG of this datatype. The DECFLOAT gives a precise magnitude of the number where FLOAT only carries the value in an integer and therefor ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Future consideration

ALLOW i.e. READ opcode to return a value or be usable in expressions

Would be nice to have an idiomatic way to loop a series of record in RPG, like for example other common languages. For example ----------Dow not READ(myfile) = %EOF processingEnddo---------- Will allow for an idiomatic way to loop records, to be a...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Not under consideration