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Binding Directory Explorer for IBM i Access Client
There is a high need for a more mature version of WRKBNDDIR. This new version, visioned to be part of IBM i Access Client, acts as an explorer of service programs as seen in the binding directory with the ability to allow the user to expand each service program entry so that its procedures are revealed. Each expanded procedure would show the interface information so that the user/pgmr immediately knows the type and length of each parameter, whether it is constant or not and the type and length of the return value. In addition, the RPG compiler is enhanced to allow for annotations to be associated with the procedure, much like that seen with JavaDocs. The annotations would be revealed to the developer when the service program entry is selected to be expanded in the list.
The developer wishes to know if a service program already exists with the desired procedure mitigating the need to create a new service program with the desired procedure. This serves to prevent service program/procedure duplication and assists the developer in locating the correct service program to use in their application.
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