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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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DEBUG in RDI able to show data in UNICODE

AS said in, RDI debug can't show data in UNICODE. i'd like to see UNICODE (GRAPHIC) data in debug mode under RDI. Use Case: RPG program manipula...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

support for mac in rdp

i want to be able to run the RDP on my mac native. Use Case: today the rdp has to be run in a virtual machine running windows in my mac. this prevents me from going over to mac.
over 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 11 Delivered

Refactor->Extract Constant - for ILE RPG

Code Refactoring is a well known software best practice that involves improving the structure of existing computer code while preserving its behaviour. already has excellent refactoring support ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Delivered

Trim Leading Spaces when joining lines (alt-J)

Being able to join lines with alt-J is very nice. It would be preferable if the join would trim off leading spaces of what is being joined and possibly add a single space so the join doesn't but up directly against the last character of the line y...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

Overlay exported procedures with a little icon to distinguish them from internal procedures

Please add an overlay to exported procedures in the "Outline" view. Distinguishing between exported from imported procedures would be much easier, if there were different icons for both types. Maybe you could also add an overlay to the local proce...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Delivered

RPG Docs (like Java Docs) in Content Assist

Java docs is incredible useful when writing java code in eclipse, specially when the associated documentation for a method is retrieved with the content assist pop up. There's no official documentation for rpg, but projects like ILE DOCS are very ...
almost 12 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 14 Delivered

RDi : open include/copy from IFS

RDi is able to open the /include or /copy members only for physical source files : add the capacity to open /include from the IFS Use Case: Very usefull for ILE development.
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Delivered

Do not mark data structure or other container as unreferenced when any subfield is referenced

In recent releases of RDi, unreferenced variables and file declarations are marked with an information annotation. If a data structure is not, in itself, referenced, it is so marked. But any subfield that IS referenced is not marked. I want the co...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Delivered

Identify where in the code you are at.

When editing or browsing through a source member in the LPEX editor, it would be helpful to know in what subroutine or procedure you are at. This would eliminate the need to find BEGSR Previous. SImilar to how the Show Date Area toggle works curre...
almost 13 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 14 Delivered

Trim trailing spaces on open of source

When source is opened, quite often there are trailing spaces. I would like for source to not have trailing spaces on open, just like it trims trailing spaces on save. Use Case: When I open a source and want to jump to the end of a line of code, I ...
over 8 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Delivered