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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - RPG
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 15, 2020

Change of name for ILE/RPG

Time to give ILE/RPG a new name that is better suited to its current form.
Call it "RPG for i", matching "Db2 for i".

Use Case:

By giving the RPG product a new name will help us define the difference between modern free format RPG & the older fixed, & partially fixed forms of the language.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Aug 20, 2020

    IBM does not intend to add a new name or versioning number for free-form RPG. This RFE is being closed.

  • Guest
    Aug 19, 2020

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Languages - RPG
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems
    Component - RPG/COBOL Development Tools
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

  • Guest
    Aug 19, 2020

    If you rename RPG to “RAMPAGE” you'll have the coolest language with the coolest name!

  • Guest
    Aug 18, 2020

    There are a number things that need to be put in place to attract younger programmers. Name, embed the SQL pre-compiler, community edition of RDi. This is logical step now that it is totally free format, if not it will die.
    Please also consider creating a version that can run on Linux, this would serve several purposes and enable some fabulous RPG programs to run on Linux. This would be a truly lucrative opportunity.


  • Guest
    Aug 18, 2020

    I would appreciate it!

  • Guest
    Aug 17, 2020

    Please, it is also important to release for free purposes the RDI to be able to develop more applications with RPG in a more modern and simple way. Please Simon consider this. Thanks in advance!!

  • Guest
    Aug 17, 2020

    I would suggest "RPG+ for i" to emphasize the full modern usage of the language in all forms.