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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 4, 2016

Show help for the version of the compiler in use.

It would save some time if the help were shown for the version of the compiler I with which I am concerned at the monment. I can find no setting for this in the preferences. I am coding on a 6.1 machine, but when I press help I get the help for the 7.3 compiler. I cannot seem to locate help for the 6.1 compiler in the window that pops up so I always have to go search the online IBM site anyway.

Granted on a 7.3 system I may be coding to the 6.1 or 7.1 spec using tgtrls() on the compilation commands so a setting somewhere (preferred release?) to dictate what version of the compiler I use would be helpful.

Use Case:

The help shows advanced or augmented features that are not available with the compiler in use. Using them (or trying to) just wastes time when the subsequent compilation fails. For example, the help displayed for the %subdt() BIF shows parameters for 7.3 that do not exist on 6.1 (digits and decimals) which I thought would be great to use, but the compile then failed. The content-assist box shows the 6.1 version without the additional parameters.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Oct 13, 2016

    This RFE is a duplicate of another RFE. See RFE74860 for current status.