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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 28, 2012

Allow RPG column sensitive cut and paste into snippets

When custom snippets are created to be used with RPG source by cutting and pasting from correct templates and variables are added to replace the template input, the snippet does not correctly space keyword parameter lines in fixed format lines (like D-specs). Also if the parameter name is longer than the placeholder, the spacing for the keyword parameter is wrong.
The lack of RPG-specific column divisions cause the editor to issue errors when the snippet is inserted into the source.
(See the attached screen shot for each of the situations.)

Use Case:

Snippets are provided as a help to coding. If this doesn't work for RPG then no one will use it.
Currently, we have a lot of AIX COBOL snippets, but not many IBM i RPG snippets.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 19, 2020

    This RFE has been re-evaluated.  Due to the relatively low number of votes, this RFE is now being declined.

  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Feb 15, 2013

    This RFE will be under consideration for a future release. Status has been updated to Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Jan 17, 2013

    Personally I don't see why this would be required when a developer can use the elipses to handle the D spec issue. I would be more interested in having snippets past into with all the spacing intact.

  • Guest
    Dec 6, 2012

    This RFE is consistent with our strategy and product roadmap and IBM is continuing to evaluate.