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Develop Visual Studio Code Extension for RPG

Visual studio code is one of the most code editor used all around the world. What I want is an extension for Visual Studio Code to use it as RPG Editor. You could implement one of this extension: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 18 Future consideration

Add a BREAK on EXCEPTION to STRDBG environment

When debugging an exception error that can cause the debugged program to end is sometime encountered. However if no breakpoint is established at that stmt, the program just ends. This is most notable in RPG IV and compiled SQL/PL. Add a "Pause on ...
8 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Increase line size of SRCSTMF on the CRTSQLRPGI command.

As an attempt to modernize my application source code I am storing my sqlrpgle code on the IBM i IFS and was attempting to use IBM Better Object Builder (BOB) to compile my code. It is frustrating though, that I still have to deal with a 100 lengt...
22 days ago in IBM i / Application Development 1 Submitted

Modern ILE C++ Compiler (at least C++11) and future support

We need a modern ILE C++ compiler (at least C++11). Furthermore this compiler should be frequently updated within a IBM i release. In order to be able to provide our software long term for the IBM i platform, we would also need support for newer v...
9 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 7 Future consideration

Support the very latest C and C+ Compilers natively as IBM i targeted Compilers

The ability to use C and C++ on IBM i is becoming increasingly frustrating as new C++ class libraries have been introduced and implemented in C++ variations on ALL OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS. The decades-old Spec used for native IBM i development is ...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Application Development 5 Future consideration

Remove SEU product offering

With the availability of numerous modern development platforms, SEU should be removed from the next release of IBM i. This would help facilitate the acceptance of modern practices and tooling.
4 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future consideration

Add All DATE FORMATS to QSYSINC.MIH(MIDTTM)

The QSYSINC/MIH/MIDTTM include member does not include a supported "date" format codes for the _CVTD MI instructions. Many are missing entirely. Please add them to this C include member so that we don't have to code them ourselves. Use Case: Tying...
9 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

Provide better support for PASE compiler tools in an IDE

I am building a lot of programs and tools for IBM i using the C language. At this point I am build a lot of tools that run on a Linux Partition and communicate with IBM i over a TCP/IP connection. The development environment I use for IBM i is RDi...
6 months ago in IBM i / Application Development 2 Future consideration

support externally described programs and service programs

Program objects (*PGMs, *MODULEs, *SRVPGMs) should support "reflection" so that the interface(s) are "visible" so that it is no longer necessary to hand code and maintain "/COPY book members" (1960s technology.) Back around V5R2, IBM began adding ...
almost 3 years ago in IBM i / Application Development 6 Future consideration

Enhance the DSPFD Command by adding a MBR (member) parameter to control the TYPE(*MBRLIST) member list results.

When using DSPFD in CL programs, it would be nice to have an additional parameter that controls the output of the generated member list when TYPE(*MBRLIST) is specified. For example: DSPFD FILE(QGPL/QRPGLESRC) TYPE(*MBRLIST) OUTPUT(*OUTFILE) OUTFI...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Application Development 0 Submitted