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The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed. Keeping CL current and consistent with adding Built-in functions and nested calls, as are possible in other languages, would be beneficial.
Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.
For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac
For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/
Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager
The CEAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a MEDIUM priority requirement that should be addressed. CL is an active and maintained language for managing IBM i so it is a good idea to implement more readable and modern BIF to keep complex system control programs working.
Background: The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community and has therefore reviewed your RFE.
To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ ibm.biz/BdYSYj and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at ibm.biz/BdYSZT
Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM
I couldn't agree more. With the introduction of built-in functions in the 2000's into CL beyond the handful of original ones, I thought for certain I could specifically, finally do %LEN(%TRIMR(&var)) and recently realized that this implementation too was disappointing. Voted!