19.1.2 Naming Conventions for 3GL BIF on IBM i

Built-In Function Definition (BIF Name)

     where

     XX must be either UD for User-Defined or OV for Other Vendor

     YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY is the name that will describe, even to the non-programmer, what functions the BIF performs.

Program name

Program names can be up to 8 characters in length.

     where

     XX identifies this as Built-In Function code; i.e. OV for Other Vendor or UD for User-Defined.

     y is the type of object, either P for Program or D for Display file

     999 is the unique identifier in the range:
           400 to 600 for User-Defined (UD) BIFs.
           600 to 999 for Other Vendor (OV) BIFs.

Subroutines

     where

     IB identifies this as Built-In Function code

     nnn is the unique identifier.

 

     where

     BIF identifies this as Built-In Function code

     nnn is the unique identifier

     x is the type

     SPC is a required literal

 

       Valid values for x (type) are:

F

File specifications (F specs)

E

Array specifications (E specs)

R

Rename specifications (I specs)

I

Data structure specifications (I specs)

C

Subroutine specifications (C specs)

O

Output specifications (O specs)

A

Compile time array data