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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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D-Spec Convert to Free Format

It would be extremely helpful to be able to convert D-Specs into free format declarations. Use Case: It would allow the ability to copy code from non-free format sources into totally **FREE code by having it easily converted.
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Future consideration

Set SEP entry screen browse buttons take too long

There are a few problems with the "Browse" buttons on the "Set Service Entry Point" window. Every single one of the browse buttons does the same where it populates a massive list of all objects, modules and procedures for everything in the *LIBL (...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Syntax support for new Cobol verbs

Today syntax checking isn't done for new Cobol verbs like EXIT SECTION, EXIT PARAGRAPH, EXIT PERFORM and ALLOCATE. We are using EXIT SECTION a lot now but RDi always shows that it is some error in the code.
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

In RDI ability to exit program debug immediately as in F3 using green screen STRDBG

Using green screen STRDBG, while stepping through any program using F10, if the developer presses F3 to exit, the program stops running immediately. This is a bit of a safeguard to many developers where they know they can end a job midstream. This...
almost 9 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

It is not possible to use another Editor for XML instead of LPEX-Editor!

I tried to use another editor for XML-Files located in IBM i-Sourcefiles. It doesn't matter if I install a new editor or trry to use another editor, RDi always use the LPEX-Editor. In this editor you cannot check XML-rules. Please give us the poss...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration

Change default behavior of filter pools in RDi.

In RDi filter pools are VERY useful! But, there are some strange behaviors that I think should be addressed. 1. For some reason you cannot rename, or delete the default filter pool. Also, the name of the filter pool is UGLY! If you try to rename i...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 7 Future consideration

RDi word navigation

Use Ctrl+Left and Ctrl+Right for word navigation, not just whitespace. Characters like parameter separators (:), comparison operators (<, <=, >, >=, =), mathematical operators (+, -, *, /) should be "stop points." Bonus (although it sh...
about 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Add a setting to turn off the fly-over text

in RPG program, when you have a fairly long sql query, with comments, the fly-over text takes up the entire screen and the source code is then would be necessary to provide a parameter or a key sequence to be able to deactivate the fly-o...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDI: Outline does not show SORTA modifying array

If you have a SORTA in the program then it is not shown in the outline that the array is modified, only referred to. The content of the array is not modified but the sequence might be changed. Like in the files you could show the operation done to...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

show "SKIPPED" break points in LPEX/Debugger editor like the break-point view

display "SKIPPED" break points in the editor like eclipse. Show a slash through the "SKIPPED" break-point icon if it is "SKIPPED". Do this in both LPEX/Debugger editor. Just like eclipse for Java shows "SKIPPED" break points. Use Case: Has caused ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration