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Enable RPG compiler to take DSPF and PRTF definition from open format like XML/JSON

RPG is the main programming language used on the IBM i platform. It is well integrated with DB2, it is ILE, open with Open Access and has been modernized. It could be a first citizen language for cloud app but there is an obstacle to leveraging it...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 12 Not under consideration

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 ...
about 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 10 Not under 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
about 11 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 9 Future 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...
over 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 18 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...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Not under 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

extend Support for HMC classic View after Release 8.8.6

Wir benutzen den classic View auf der HMC in der Version 8.8.6. Beim letzten Update ist aufgefallen das die Version 8.8.6 die letzte Version sein soll, die den classic View unterstützt.Mit dem enhanced+ View haben wir erhebliche Performance Proble...
about 5 years ago in Hardware Management Console 3 Not under consideration

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...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 16 Future consideration