#80 stem output for SysDumpVariables


The current implementation of SysDumpVariables is:

rc = SysDumpVariables(<file>)

If you try this, you will find that it is a terrible

I would recommend that the function be changed to
provide stem output. For example:

rc = SysDumpVariables(<stem>|<file>)

To maintain compatibility with previous versions, if
the parameter does not end with a period, it will be
assumed to be a file.

The output stem would be:

stem.0 = the number of variables
stem.1 = the name of variable x
stem.<name> = the value of variable x


  • mdlueck

    mdlueck - 2006-05-24

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    Only issue I can think of is that a filename ending with dot
    means the filename without an extention. Yes it would be
    nice to have stem output, not sure that is a safe enough
    signal to the func to shift into stem mode though.

    Any other indicator ideas?

  • Rick McGuire

    Rick McGuire - 2008-10-07

    Not quite exactly what you were looking for, but a similar capability has been added to the 4.0 release with the RexxContext class. in a program,


    will return a directory (not a stem) containing all variables in the current execution context. This directory can then be processed to iterate over the variable values.

  • Mark Miesfeld

    Mark Miesfeld - 2010-09-16

    This request for a feature enhancement has been included in a prior release so the tracker item is being closed.



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