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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. C++ is likely used more among ISVs than among typical SMB market, so this may well be more valuable to the ISVs.
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
Didn't you know that it has already been done for 7.4? Refer to this RFE:
Whatever you do don't read the comments made post "delivery".
You may want to discuss both RFEs with your IBM advocate / contact.