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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Languages - Other
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 7, 2022

Add *COMPRESSDBG to parameter DBGVIEW for ILE C/C++ compiler

On I5/OS V5R4M0 IBM has added the options *NOCOMPRESSDBG / *COMPRESSDBG to the ILE Cobol Compiler commands CRTBNDCBL and CRTCBLMOD.

These options are also needed for the ILE C/C++ compiler to reduce the size of the *MODULE object and later also in *PGM or *SRVPGM object.

Command which should be extended:





We were very happy when this extension can be added to the current IBM i release 7.4 via PTF.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 13, 2022
    IBM Understand this request and will consider as part of a future enhancement though no commitment is made nor implied.