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Status Delivered
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 22, 2014

When inserting RPGLE blank line, Tab key should use free-form tabs

RDi 9.1: When a blank line is inserted after a blank line (by pressing Enter), the Tab key is using tab stops at every tenth column (where did these come from?), instead of my free-form tab stops (every 3 columns). Since most of the code I write is free-form, this means extra keystrokes to position the cursor to where the statement should start.

When a blank is inserted after a free-form statement, the cursor is intelligently positioned to the column where the statement should start, and the tab stops to the left (but not the right) are my free-form tab stops. Similarly, when a line is inserted after a fixed-form statement, the statement type (col. 6) is copied and tab stops are the ones for that type.

So my request is that when a blank line is inserted after a blank line, cursor position and tab stops should be based on the nearest preceding non-blank line.

Use Case:

10100 If A < B ;
10200 A += 1 ;
10300 EndIf;
10500 ExSr Foo ;

When a line is inserted after 10400, cursor position and tab stops should be the same as when a line is inserted after 10300.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Dec 21, 2014

    This feature was delivered in version 9.1.1.

  • Guest
    Oct 21, 2014

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.