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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 28, 2018

RPG/COBOL Documentation like JAVADOC

We need to create JAVADOC style html by parsing RPG/Cobol source members that it Works with both fixed & free format and handles extended names.
Modern RPG applications consist of a multitude of subprocedures and programs - a lot more than there were in the traditional RPG applications. Although modern tools, such as the outline view in Remote System Explorer, can provide me with a list of callable subprocedures and programs, they cannot tell me exactly what the subprocedure/program does, what the possible values are for parameters or what the possible return values are.
So we need a way to create the documentations and search it.

Use Case:

the real world use javadoc

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Jul 5, 2018

    This RFE is a duplicate of another RFE. See 25264 for current status.