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RPG block comments

Single line comments are allowed today by // however the commonly used block comment /* … */ are not. Use Case: Since **free don't have a concept of H,C,F spec it should be straight forward to implement the /* .. */ block comment syntax. The work ...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Not under consideration

Port Docker to 5733OPS

Docker is a container platform that allows to deploy self-sufficient applications and services. It allows to build agile software delivery pipelines to ship new features faster, more securely and with confidence. Use Case: It would be great to be ...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 6 Not under consideration

Support Microsoft .NET Core and .NET Framework on IBM i

Microsoft Corp. has "open sourced" the .NET Core and .NET Framework, as well as the .NET compilers, etc., so now is the time for IBM to bring the .NET Core and .NET Frameworks to IBM i. .NET is a major software development platform, on par with Ja...
almost 6 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 10 Not under consideration

Provide capability to restrict use of Global Variables in Subprocedures

Provide a capability to restrict access to global variables from local subprocedures. This could be done by adding a keyword to the dcl-proc specification that lists the global variables permitted for a given subprocedure. For example: dcl-proc My...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 18 Future consideration

From a SQLxxxLE source, a "SQL prompter" on SQL lines

From a SQLxxxLE source, a "SQL prompter" on SQL lines as we can have in SEU with the F4 function key Use Case: Helpfull to code SQL statements
over 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Future consideration

Enhancement to SELECT

Currently there is no difference between a SELECT ... ENDSL block and an IF ... ELSEIF ... ENDIF block. I am not real sure why both are in the language. However, if the SELECT block had a "switched" format like the SWITCH block in C, that would be...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Future consideration

Change of name for ILE/RPG

Time to give ILE/RPG a new name that is better suited to its current form.Call it "RPG for i", matching "Db2 for i". Use Case: By giving the RPG product a new name will help us define the difference between modern free format RPG & the older f...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Not under consideration

Update RDi Eclipse to more current versions.

The version of Eclipse that RDi and it's family of products uses is now way out of date. Neon is gone and yet our version of eclipse for RDi is from 2017. It's time to allow us to install Eclipse on our own, and then install RDi as a plugin. This ...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 10 Future consideration

Provide sum of energy consumed and system temperature to HMC

Energy and environmental aspects are getting more and more into focus when discussing datacenter efficiency The Power High-End (in a minimum P10 and future and maybe P9 as well) systems should be enabled to expose temperature and energy charts th...
about 1 month ago in Hardware Management Console 0 Submitted

RPG - Conditional (Ternary) Operator (?:) in EVAL operation

I'd like to be able to use conditional assignment (?:) in EVAL and EVALR operation in RPG. C, C#, java and many other languages have a conditional (aka ternary) operator. This allows developers to make very terse choices between two values based o...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 16 Future consideration