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Command Prompting Control not Executing

Command prompting control is not executing when no value is entered for a required parameter. Meaning, if a user prompts a command that has a required parameter but then simply presses ENTER instead of filling in the required parameter value, no e...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

ADD ACTGRP Parameter to CRTBNDC CL Command

When compiling a C source file member using CRTBNDC command, the generated *PGM object is assigned an Activation Group of *NEW.Please add the ACTGRP (Activation Group) Parameter to the CRTBNDC command so we can assign the activation group and comp...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

Provide detection of program termination for RPG and Other ILE Languages

Provide a register call stack entry termination user exit procedure API that runs automatically when the call stack entry for which it is registered is ended also by a normal return to the caller. API CEERTX does this only on an abnormal program t...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 5 Not under consideration

QUHDSPH API Window border type

The 'QUHDSPH' API display a panelgroup help text in a window, however the window border is hardcoded to the 'dotted line' characters. When not hardcoding window border characters, IBM i ACS displays the window border in a nice 3D-effect which is n...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

Native javadoc functionality for all ILE development languages

Within the java language, javadoc provides a consistent documentation facility that encourages modular design and code reuse. While there have been third-party functions provided for some IBM i development languages, it hasn't covered all of the a...
over 6 years ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Future consideration

STRDBG should support showing variables for a selected recursive level

In ILE Cobol you can use the keyword "IS RECURSIVE" so that this program can be called recursively. To have own storage for each recursive call you can define these variables under "LOCAL-STORAGE SECTION". Currently the debugger (STRDBG) can only ...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Future consideration

Chinese Character ? not being supported with CCSID 937

Hello Team, We have received an update from customer that the Chinese character 菓 is not being supported in one of the web based applications. We are using Traditional Chinese and CCSID on the AS400 side is 937 which is supported for Chinese chara...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Not under consideration

add the Julia language to the IBM i ecosystem

I discovered recently a project of portage of Julia language on Power platform. I would be very interested by a portage specific to the IBM i machines, with a DB2 for i connector optimized for this environment. The presence of this modern and high...
about 1 month ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 2 Submitted

ILE "C" insecure String functions

We have already created a support ticket with case number TS011234820 on the same. As per the latest Insecure C functions that are documented everywhere, C program String functions like strcpy, strcat, strtok, and sprintf are considered unsafe and...
2 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Not under consideration

Add *COMPRESSDBG to parameter DBGVIEW for ILE C/C++ compiler

On I5/OS V5R4M0 IBM has added the options *NOCOMPRESSDBG / *COMPRESSDBG to the ILE Cobol Compiler commands CRTBNDCBL and CRTCBLMOD. These options are also needed for the ILE C/C++ compiler to reduce the size of the *MODULE object and later also in...
10 months ago in IBM i / Languages - Other 1 Future consideration