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Respect punctuation when using keyboard navigation

When using ctrl-rightarrow and ctrl-leftarrow to navigate a source line, please repsect the punctuation of the language and stop more often than just on the blank spots. For example, the C++ and C parsers very nicely stop on every comma, bracket, ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Content Assist should also suggest typed procedures.

When declaring a variable using D-specs with the like() or likeds() keyword, procedures with return values should be offered as suggestions for the like() or likeds(). Use Case: When declaring a variable using D-specs with the like() or likeds() k...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 3 Not under consideration

Decorate all excluded source when excluding source.

When source code is omitted due to conditional compilation directives (/if defined()), the area in columns 1-5 are now colored (decorated). Only the non-blank lines are colored and it is VERY distracting. In the preferences for the parser style fo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Enhance Job Log Access

When viewing a job log via any of the WRK commands (e.g. WRKJOB, WRKUSRJOB, etc) add the following abilities:1) search the displayed job log2) print the job log3) write the job log to a file Use Case: Right now it's a real pain to analyze a job lo...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Work Management and Messaging 7 Not under consideration

Determine combined size of selected fields

When you are making overlaid fields within a DS you often need to create a master field to contain all the overlain fields and that needs to be of at least a certain size. It would be nice if we could have the editor combine the size of all fields...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Provide GCC compiler support in RDi

Provide compiler option for GCC compiler within the RDi IDE to allow seamless compiles of IFS based source. Also allow compiler options to be set as part of the set up. Use Case: Allows the creation of Open Source objects from within the RDi IDE e...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Open Source and PASE 4 Not under consideration

Add binder source prompt to CRTSQLRPGI for lib/file(member)

Allow binder source file other than QSRVSRC for CRTSQLRPGI command when creating a service program object. All other methods for creating service program objects allow the binder source library/file/member to be specified. This allows binder sourc...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Not under consideration

5250 window boarder attribute overlain by user field end attribute

In ACS version 5250 windows when ever a developer places content that ends on the same place a window boarder attribute begins the developer item end attribute replaces the window boarder attribute. Use Case: Window at either *DS3 or *DS4 ...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / IBM i Access Family 5 Is a defect

Add Break on Variable Changed to RDi Debug

In other IDE's that I have worked with, I have the ability to watch a variable, and break when its value changes during debug. In RDi I can only set a break point on a specific line and set conditions on when execution stops there. Both are useful...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Not under consideration

Prefix or Qualified Keyword for Exports and/or Prototypes

Currently exported identifiers (procs, functions, variables, data-structures) need to be unique across an application framework. This is a massive obstacle in modernization efforts. For proper modernization and modern programming approach it is ab...
over 7 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Future consideration