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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 4, 2017

Divide the RPG manual into a fixed format and a free format version

For many years the RPG manual have described both the fixed format and the free format. As the years has passed the free format version of RPG has been more and more enhanced where the fixed format is more "steady". Now I feel that the manual is getting really messy and need to be divided into two manuals -- one that describes the fixed format and one that describes the free format.

Then you can update the examples in the free format version to free format, because now there is a mess of fixed and free format.

Use Case:

It will be easier to read the manuals as RPG is further developed and enhanced. It will also be easier for new programmers to find the proper information needed.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jul 31, 2017

    RPG itself needs to be divided between "all free" and "not full free". The "all free" should be suffixed by version# e.g. "RPG 7.1.11" etc

  • Guest
    Apr 5, 2017

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

  • Guest
    Apr 5, 2017

    While I agree with the sentiments behind this RFE I cannot vote for it because I am very aware of the H U G E costs that would accompany such a venture. There are many, many things I would rather see IBM spend our money on.

    If there really is a need for this (and I think there is) perhaps it should be an Open Source project? After all, an awful lot of the IBM manual's content is not really needed as it covers fringe cases. A subset of the manual (similar to what Cozzi's original RPG books did) would be more than adequate for the task.