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Provide a default value for the INCFILE parameter of CRTCLxxx commands to search libl for INCLUDE source mbrs in QCLSRC files
The CL INCLUDE command capability is great but a little clunky because the CRTCLxxx commands' default option of INCFILE(*SRCFILE) is a very limiting default option to work with.
In order for the CRTCLxxx commands to search the library list for INCLUDE source members, the user is forced to specify INCFILE(*LIBL/QCLSRC) on every use of the CRTxxx command.
A better default behavior would be to mimic the way the COBOL and RPG compilers work with copy statements. By default they search the library list for the first QCBLLESRC/QLBLSRC for COBOL or QRGPLESRC/QRPGSRC for RPG that has the INCLUDE member in it.
Both PDM and RDi supply a qualified Library/SourceFile name on the compile commands' SRCFILE parameter which will cause the library list not to be searched, even if compiling from QCLSRC.
Attempting to CHGCMDDFT for the CRTCLPGM, CRTCLMOD, and CRTBNDCL commands to INCFILE(*LIBL/QCLSRC) returns an error saying that the INCFILE default can only be another single value (SNGVAL). There is no other one.
Provide a single value for the INCFILE parameter on all three CRTCLxxx commands, perhaps something like *QCLSRC, that could be used in a CHGCMDDFT to change the default behavior of the commands.
This change would make the compiler behaviors consistent across the languages on IBM i. It would simplify the development of CL programs that use INCLUDE members.
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