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Functions SEARCH and VERIFY

PL/1 offers three similar functions for looking in strings: INDEX, which resembles our EXAMINE ... FOR ... POSITION IN .... SEARCH, which returns the position of the first matching character of a given set in a target string VERIFY, which returns ...
Philippe Van Coppenolle 13 days ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Under Review

Function "ODD()"

If you want to know if a number is odd or even, you can do the following now: IF #I <> #I / 2 * 2 THEN ... END-IF This takes however quite a bit of CPU, but it can already by simplified by following declarations: 1 #I (I4)1 REDEFINE #I 2 FIL...
Philippe Van Coppenolle 7 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Future consideration

AND, OR, XOR for binary fields

It is currently not possible to do any "binary" operation on binary fields, like AND, OR, XOR or NOT. This makes declarations of particular bit-constants quasi useless, e.g. ... 3 #TB_VDT_FLAG (B01) /* various property flags...1 #TB_VDT_FLAG_VALUE...
Philippe Van Coppenolle 10 months ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 0 Future consideration

Allow for I8 datatype

OpenSystems hardware has it for a long time, z/Series has it for quite a while now, so by now there is no platform NOT natively supporting 64-bit arithmetic. So please introduce an I8 datatype into Natural - on all supported platforms (and NOC as ...
Wolfgang Winter over 2 years ago in Natural for z/OS / Natural (NAT) / Programing Syntax (Cross platforms) 1 Future consideration