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Number of votes Request headline and description

21
votes

PL/I compiler for Linux (or Windows)

Besides z/OS and AIX the PL/I compiler was also available for Windows several years ago. This allowed us to use nearly the same source on z/OS and on Windows. We used the PL/I preprocessor to adapt th...

Declined

20
votes

Source information file, needed for z/OS Debugger, Fault Analyzer and APA, ...

We are working on an ADFz POC. So it would be eligible that also for PL/I the info necessary for z/OS Debugger, Fault Analyzer and Application Performance Analyzer, is incorporated in the object mod...

Planned for Future Release

15
votes

Allow named Constants as Host Variables in imbedded SQL-Statements

Named constants should be allowed as "host constants/variables" in SQL statements - if they are to be used "read only".

Delivered

14
votes

Program name in PUT DATA / PUT LISTwithin CICS runtime

When running PL/I programs under CICS it is sometimes necessary to activate PUT DATAs or PUT LISTs to analyse problems within applications. The output of PUT DATAs or PUT LISTs is prefixed by Terminal...

Declined

11
votes

Modify jsonGetValue built in function to tolerate unknown and reordered nam...

RFE to modify the jsonGetValue built in function to tolerate unknown and reordered name/values and objects in JSON text. The compiler currently enforces strict rules on jsonGetValue requiring all nam...

Uncommitted Candidate

11
votes

Information about "source complexity"

The Cobol V5-Compiler is able to lower the specified optimization level if the source is "too complex", a compiilation with the specified optimization level would take to long. I would like to have ...

Delivered

10
votes

SYSDEBUG to fully support OPT(2) or OPT(3)

When the PL/I compiler is performing optimization, it has the ability to move statements in the resulting executable. When this happens, the backwards traceability to the actual written source statem...

Declined

10
votes

Flag SQL Statements not followed by a test of SQLCODE

The SQL coprocessor should flag any EXEC SQL Statement which is not followed by a test for return information in variable SQLCODE.

Declined

9
votes

Allow assignments with UNION if they are equal

Allow assignments with UNION if they are equal. Small Example: PLI003: PROC OPTIONS(MAIN); DCL 1 ST_01 UNION, 5 DATC CHAR(10), 5 DATB BIN FIXED(1...

Delivered

9
votes

Compiler options enhancements

Virtually every release of Enterprise PL/I adds new compiler options. It would be useful if the full list could be included in a member (pxoptXXX?) in the ' IELxxx.SIBMZSAM' sample library in a format...

Delivered

9
votes

New datatype for long strings (> CHAR(32767))

For strings longer than CHAR(32767) we need a new datatype that can manage strings with length up to 2^31 Bytes. This datatype also should accept an attribut VARYING. Example: DCL field CHARLONG (2...

Delivered

8
votes

built-in function to return jobname, userid, etc

Provide a built-in function / subroutine (PLIZOS ?) returning system dependent information like JOBNAME, MAINPGMNAME, ? - in analogy with FILEDDWORD.

Delivered

8
votes

Advanced RULES(NOUNREF)

For Quality of Source, we would like to have a Compilermessage not only for Unreferenced Automatic Variables, but also for all other unreferenced types. Please always check the usage. IF the rules are...

Delivered

8
votes

Show value of named constants in Compiler listing, extended.

This is an extended version of delivered RFE 54026 (Show value of named constants in Compiler listing). We, in advance, want also show CHAR and Picture Values, as the are sometimes also not direct vi...

Delivered

8
votes

Enhanced processing of invalid characters in HEXDECODE

The newly introduced HEXDECODE builtin, according to its description, will raise the error condition if the buffer contains any character other than '0123456789ABCDEFabcdef', leaving it to the support...

Delivered


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