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RPG 2014 The Next Generation - Discussion
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Published: 15 Jan 2013
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Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: RPG 2014 The Next Generation - Discussion
Posted: 4 years 5 months 6 days 23 hours 13 minutes ago

My Wish List

  1. Integrated Embedded SQL
  2. Any-type parameter on sub-procs
  3. Additional %Built-in Functions:
    • %Joblog
    • %SndPgmMsg
    • %SbmJob or %Spawn
    • %ToUpper and %ToLower
    • %XLate enhanced to handle CCSID-only:
      • myData = %xlate(37 : 819 : myData)
    • %StdOut
  4. Implicit conversion of numeric to character/character to number in expressions
  5. Native Teraspace storage model only (up to 10 TB currently)
  6. Elimination of RPG Cycle unless explicitly requested via kwd
  7. Understanding/translation of native C language prototypes by the compiler.
    • No need for RPG prototypes for C functions
  8. Integrated UTF-8 and UTF-16 support
  9. Built-in IFS file system I/O opcodes or built-in functions
  10. Ability to generate code using these features to n-2 (*PRV support)
Posted by: Ringer
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Comment on: RPG 2014 The Next Generation - Discussion
Posted: 4 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours 33 minutes ago

I'd like to see RPG tightly integrated with PHP the way it is with Java. Right now to use PHP in CLI mode, I have RPG run PHP !--script--s with args through QSHELL, PHP writes the results to the IFS and RPGs read the IFS file. Not pretty. Well, my PHP Zend Framework created PDF's are pretty. :o)

And some built-in HTTP functions would be great, like consume a SOAP web service. Right now I use Klement's tool.

Chris Ringer

Posted by: clbirk
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Comment on: RPG 2014 The Next Generation - Discussion
Posted: 4 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours 52 minutes ago

obvisiouly bob did not like my suggestions for commands and deleted the post.

 

chris, in relationship to your comments aout rpg running php !--script--s, one thing you might do (depending on the php !--script--s) would be to use klements or brad stones geturi to call the !--script--, and maybe even return the results back to the program.

 

Posted by: Ringer
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Comment on: RPG 2014 The Next Generation - Discussion
Posted: 4 years 5 months 5 days 58 minutes ago

clbirk,

That's a good idea. I could use LIBHTTP to call my PHP !--script-- via a web server and get a parseable response back. This project is ready to install to production so I'll try this method on the next project. BUT I still wish RPG could call PHP directly like it can with java. There is much more interest these days in PHP than java on the AS400/iSeries/i5/IBM i. 

Chris Ringer

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: RPG 2014 The Next Generation - Discussion
Posted: 4 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours 25 minutes ago

If you want to discussion solutions to existing problems, let's try to start new threads so this one is about the next generation RPG and not about some other programming language.

Thanks people.