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Languages - RPG

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Named index of current iteration in for-each loop

I'm building some functionality that relies on several arrays that need to be filled, checked and modified on the fly. I like the for-each loop with dim(*auto: nn) for this. In the initial load proces I can use '*next' as an index, which is great....
5 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Allow %subarr() to be used in a logical expression.

%subarr() is useful in interactive programming to initialize many indicators at once. When initializing the screen, I can use %subarr() like this: %subarr( *in: 51: 5 ) = *all'0'; to turn off 5 indicators starting at 51. Checking several indicator...
6 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Not under consideration

Be able to use CTL-OPT BNDDIR anywhere in a program

For each service program, we put our exported prototypes into a "reference source" in a file named "QRPGLEREF". Hence, our programs can use these prototypes by including those reference sources, e.g. program ORD001 might begin: ctl-opt; /include q...
11 days ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

Allow %PROC BiF in the ON-EXIT

Allow the %PROC built in function to be used in the ON-EXIT group. That way if the subprocedure errors I can return the name of the subprocedure to whatever called it.
4 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

Allow to define a data structure based on a SQL table function

When declaring a data structure, allow using the keyword extname to read the fields defined in the RETURNS TABLE block of an UDF. dcl-ds genericDsTemplate extname('MYLIB/MY_SQL_TF':*output) qualified template alias end-ds; That would guaranty a 10...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 0 Submitted

Allow to initialize arrays using %list

Allow for arrays to be initialized using %list command, for example: dcl-s allowedValues int(10) dim(4) inz(%list(1:2:3:4)); Plus error checking when initial value exceeds array size etc.
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

add a %round built-in function

While %inth and %dech exist, they only allow for half up rounding and don’t have an option to round to a negative number of decimal places (e.g. 123 => 120). The %dech built-in is kind of awkward because you always must specify the size and pre...
about 2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 1 Future consideration

For a procedure returning a varchar, writing "return *blank;" should be the same as writing "return '';"

Writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); dcl-proc GetErrorMessage;dcl-pi *n varchar(500);end-pi; return *blank;end-proc; result = GetErrorMessage(); //=> result = '[500 times space character]' is not the same as writing: dcl-s result varchar(500); d...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration

Possibility for %lookup to search more than one field of a structure.

In data structures, lookup using %lookup is fantastic. But it would be interesting to add the possibility of searching on two or more fields: structure(1).field1 = 'A'; structure(1).field2 = 123; structure(1).field..... structure(2).field1 = 'B'; ...
6 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Future consideration

New op-code RCV-MSG or enhancement of ON-EXCP/ON-EXIT

When sending an escape message with SND-MSG it is easy to catch that exception with MONITOR and ON-EXCP. But to receive the message (especially the message data), remove the message from the job log or re-send the message up the call stack, we sti...
5 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 2 Not under consideration