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Rexx support

Discussion in 'Support' started by fpefpe, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. fpefpe

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    Greetings --

    has personal and regina rexx support be dropped form v10? -- If I read the doc now it just seems to imply that only oorexx is supported?
     
  2. rconn

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    That's correct. Since ooREXX is the only version of REXX that's still being
    maintained, we have dropped support for the others.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  3. fpefpe

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    Greetings --

    Thanks for the info -- That might be the case for personal rexx, but is that also the fate of regina rexx? I thought they were working on a 64 bit version
     
  4. rconn

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    The former Regina REXX developers have abandoned it and switched to supporting ooREXX. (Which does have an x64 version.)
     
  5. fpefpe

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    Greetings --

    There seems to be an issue with the way object rexx and personal/regina
    rexx handles environment variables.

    What seems to be broken is expanding environment, variable, ie when passing the command to the command process in a rexx script, ie

    "set pwd=%_cwd"

    what is getting set in pwd is not the value of _cwd, but the string "%_cwd"
    This worked find in personal and regina rexx -- what changed in object rexx?
     
  6. fpefpe

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    Greetings --

    Here is an email thread between myself and Mark Hessling, the Regina rexx maintainer --

    Hi Frank,

    No Regina is still very much in business. Some new capabilities are
    being added (ability to start a new thread of execution from within your
    Rexx program).

    The other reason that Regina is not going away is that with the 4.0
    release of ooRexx, the SAA API has been broken (and the developers are
    not prepared to fix it). This means that all of my Rexx related
    products; THE, Rexx/SQL, etc cannot be built with ooRexx 4.0.

    Cheers, Mark
     
  7. rconn

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    Interesting, since it was Mark who told me a couple of years ago that he was
    dropping Regina and supporting ooREXX.

    It wouldn't be too hard to add Regina support back into TCC, though you're
    the only person to express any interest.

    Rex Conn
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  8. rconn

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    I have no idea -- you'll have to ask the ooREXX developers.

    Rex Conn
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  9. fpefpe

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    Greetings

    Thanks for the information -- I thought I was the one only one using rexx
     
  10. fpefpe

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    I am not sure if it was v4 of oorexx or the windows services, but it seem that v3.2 without the services installed seems to work
     
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    Could I then be the second person? I've used Rexx since it was Internal Use Only at IBM.. and ooRexx has never been as easy to use as that first version on the mainframes. Even the PC versions leave too much out (but then, that's because the 'operating system' isn't Rexx friendly)

    Bob K.
     
  12. rconn

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    I'll put it on the suggestion list, but it won't be in v11.

    Rex Conn
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