IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS highlights
31-bit and 64-bit interoperability
IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS 6.1 allows you to call 64-bit PL/I programs from 31-bit PL/I programs, and it also allows you to call 31-bit PL/I programs from 64-bit PL/I programs. The former capability is crucial if you want to extend existing PL/I programs that need access to very large amounts of data, and the latter capability is crucial if you want to have your PL/I code called from Python or 64-bit Java code.
Handle big data requirements with 64-bit support
Process strings with UTF-16 and UTF-8 support
The compiler now fully supports UTF-16 and UTF-8. You can use the ULENGTH function to return the number of UTF-8 or UTF-16 characters in a CHAR or WIDECHAR string, respectively. Enterprise PL/I for z/OS also provides native support for UTF-8 data in data items, intrinsic functions and in move and compare operations, allowing you to easily build maintainable applications that can process UTF-8 data efficiently.
Strengthened SMF tracking support
The compiler now provides a new level of z/OS System Management Facilities (SMF) tracking support that allows you, when you have implemented sub-capacity tracking, to reduce your administrative reporting overhead.
Increased productivity and modernization with XML
The compiler now provides new and enhanced attributes, built-in functions, pseudovariables, and subroutines to improve programmer productivity. A new XMLNAME attribute is introduced to let you specify a name that does not conform to PL/I name rules.
Improved middleware support for Db2
The compiler now improves middleware functionality with additional SQL support for Db2® applications. The SQL preprocessor now parses the DEFINE ALIAS, DEFINE ORDINAL, and DEFINE STRUCTURE statements.
Increased functionality with JSON
Parse, generate, and validate JSON text using built-in functions right in your PL/I code. Parse JSON even without knowing how many entries there are. No need to worry about whitespace characters in your JSON, as they will be skipped over when found.
Compatibility between PL/I programs and Java components
The compiler can receive, manipulate, and send Java data without any translation, because it supports the IEEE decimal floating point standard. To further improve Java interoperability, the compiler now provides a thread-safe PL/I library and multithreading statements (ATTACH, WAIT, DETACH) as part of the PL/I language supported.
The Enterprise PL/I for z/OS® Compiler and Runtime Migration Guide provides you with helpful information you might need to move your existing OS PL/I V2 and PL/I for MVS™ applications to the new runtime environment. Migrating to the new compiler allows your existing applications to take advantage of the many new functions available in Enterprise PL/I for z/OS and to enjoy the many performance benefits provided by the new compiler.
Cross-platform support and workstation-based development
Enterprise PL/I for z/OS is part of a family of compatible compilers, application development tools, and maintenance tools. Along with Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, IBM offers PL/I compilers for multiple platforms as well as IBM File Manager, IBM Fault Analyzer, and Debug Tool. The recommended workstation-based development environment is IBM Developer for z/OS, which provides an interactive, workstation-based environment to help you create, maintain, and reuse applications.
Reduces CPU usage on IBM z16™
IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS reduces CPU usage of decimal compute intensive applications. PL/I applications may not automatically run faster when they are moved to new hardware. Modern IBM Z mainframes deliver performance with specific hardware features. To maximize ROI on z16™, stay current with PL/I 6.1 and selectively optimize CPU-intensive applications.
IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS®, 6.1 runs in conjunction with the supported releases.
Enterprise PL/I for z/OS®, 6.1 runs on the following IBM Z® servers:
- IBM z16™
- IBM z15™
- IBM z14®
- IBM z13®, IBM z13S
- IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12), IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12)
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