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Open Source REXX

2004-10-15 15:25:39.09458+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

IBM Open Sources REXX. I suppose it'd be an overshare to mention that at one point I was involved in writing a Mandelbrot set generator in REXX?

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-15 15:50:15.151295+00 by: ebradway

I've ported a shopping cart and catalog system from REXX to Perl. This was because a client was hosting his online store with a guy who was running his web server on an ISDN line in his basement. The server ran OS/2 (this was in 1999) and the scripting was in REXX with all path names hard-coded. The port to Perl was easier than trying to deal with the path name changes because Perl automatically handles the \ to / conversion between OS/2/DOS/WINX and Unix.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-15 16:55:10.488122+00 by: baylink

That's Mandelbrot.

And no, it would just make us set up a PayPal Tip Jar for your therapy. :-)

#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-15 17:30:52.76159+00 by: aiworks

Yea Rexx!

PARSE VAR is the greatest string parsing convention I've ever seen. At one point, I was responsible for batch systems built in REXX; 25,000+ lines of REXX.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-10-15 18:27:51.367427+00 by: Dan Lyke

Jay: Whoops, slip o' the fingers.