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Languages - RPG

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Allow use of constant in ON-EXCP

Using constants in ON-EXCP would make the code more readable, and allow to share message ids in includes. Example: dcl-c ERR_CUSTOMER_NOT_FOUND 'ERR3452'; monitor; // do something.. on-excp ERR_CUSTOMER_NOT_FOUND; // handler endmon;
12 months ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 5 Delivered

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...
over 1 year ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

%join() to catenate strings to one string

In Java there is the method join() to catenate strings into one string including a delimiter. I would like to have a function like this. For example%join( '/' : 'dir' : 'subdir' : 'file.txt')resulting in the string 'dir/subdir/file.txt' or if you ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 3 Delivered

%split() should return an empty element where a separator character follows another separator character

In %split() if a separator character follows another separator character, it is ignored. For example, %SPLIT('abc..def' : '.') returns an array with two elements: ('abc','def'). It would be nice if it was possible that an empty element could be re...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Extend ON-ERROR to accept message codes

In our codebase, we use a lot of user-defined message codes in *ESCAPE messages for our exception handling. We combine these with RPG's MONITOR op-code to trap the errors and, if possible, handle them. Identification of the last exception message ...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

Allow a BIF that checks to see if a parameter is passed

Please introduce a new BIF that will indicate if a parameter has been passed with actual data, as opposed to not passed or passed with *OMIT. Use Case: To check to see if a parameter defined as OPTIONS(*NOPASS) or ...*OMIT) was passed with data, I...
about 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered

Add an enumeration type to RPG so that named constants can be qualified

Allow the use of the CONST keyword to define a datastructure as a constant Use Case: There is currently no mechanism for a complex type to be declared as a constant, immutable value. Providing this would also allow a qualified datastructure to be ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 11 Delivered

Make %subst and %len operate on characters for UTF-8 and UTF-16

Since V7R2 RPG supports UTF-8 and UTF-16 data. That is very nice, however, its usefulness is limited by the fact that %len and %subst operate on bytes instead of characters. That makes it practically impossible to process a UTF-8 of UTF-16 string ...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 4 Delivered

TR level should be included in the front page of the RPG Reference

I'm saving a copy of the documentation for the ILE RPG Reference as a PDF-document on my PC. It is convenient when working off line or when the lines are slow. But I'm missing that the TR level is included in the front page (see attachment). It wo...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 7 Delivered

RPG datastructure array sort by more than one subfield

For RPG please provide extended sort capability for datastructure arrays. This means sorting of an array over more then one subfield.E.g.: sorta name_of_array(*) (subfieldx: subfieldY: …) using the names of the subfiledsOr sorta name_of_array(*) (...
almost 4 years ago in IBM i / Languages - RPG 9 Delivered