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Sunday, May 19 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
14BO What's New for RPG

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  • Find out what's new in RPG for the next release, including enhancements for 7.2 and 7.3 delivered through PTFs after 7.3 was shipped. Some of the PTF enhancements discussed will be how RPG code can be written completely free of column limitations, how you can write complex data structures without using LIKEDS, the ON-EXIT opcode which lets you code "cleanup" code that will always run no matter how your procedure ends, the DATA-INTO opcode which lets you import data from any hierarchical document, such as JSON.
  • The newest PTF enhancement is the SAMEPOS keyword that lets you overlay an array over several subfields, unlike OVERLAY which can only overly one subfield.
  • There is also one enhancement that is only for 7.4: varying-dimension arrays.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the new features available to RPG programmers in 7.4.
  • Understand which of the new features are also available for 7.2 and 7.3.

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Barbara Morris

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... Read More →

Sunday May 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
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