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What's New in 7.1 and 7.2 for ILE RPG

2014-07-15, Meetings, Robert Arce,

IBM i 7.2 has recently been announced. It is the first major release of IBM's premier integrated operating system in four years. In this session, we will discuss the highlights of the new RPG features in 7.1 and 7.2.

  • Free-form H, F, D and P specs
  • Sort and search a data structure array
  • Optional prototypes
  • Fast return values from procedures
  • New builtin function %SCANRPL to search and replace
  • New XML-INTO options
  • CCSID support for character data, including UTF-8 (7.2)

Biography

Barbara Morris is the lead developer for the RPG compilers in the IBM Toronto Lab. She has been working on the RPG compilers since she started at IBM in 1989 after receiving a Computing Science degree from the University of Alberta. The first enhancement she developed was the ENDIF/ENDDO opcodes for RPG/400 in V2R1. Her most recent enhancement was free-form H F D and P specs. A few of the other notable enhancements that she developed for RPG include subprocedures, qualified data structures, call-interaction with Java, and Open Access: RPG Edition.

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