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.IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed. For ILE RPG, the ON-EXIT mechanism can be used. For C++, the destructor mechanism can be used. For other languages, an ILE RPG or C++ wrapper procedure could be used.
The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature.
Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.
For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac
For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/
Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager
IBM has modified some of the information in this request. Please contact us if you have any questions. In particular. the Headline was modified to include other ILE languages in addition to RPG. IBM will be evaluating this request as an API Enhancement for RPG and possibly other ILE languages.
The ON-EXIT feature that was recently added to RPG for 7.2 and 7.3 may satisfy this requirement for RPG procedures. The ON-EXIT opcode starts a section of code that will run whenever the procedure ends, whether normally or abnormally.
Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #93454 in product IBM i.