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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 27, 2017

New RPG assignment operators ++ and --

It would be nice to have the C/Java like assignment operators ++ and -- too.

Use Case:

var++; instead of var +=1;
var--; instead of var -=1;

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 25, 2017

    If RPG did support ++ and --. it would not be in the complex way that C and Java support them. RPG would only support
    x ++;
    x --;

    RPG would not support syntax like the following, which mean to increment y after getting its value and to decrement z before getting its value.
    x = y++ + --z;

    So the only advantage if RPG implemented this request would the ability to code
    x ++;
    instead of
    x += 1;

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