Getting started with Rexx scripting

Interpreter:
The interpreter is the "engine" that executes scripts. OS/2 and other IBM OSs all natively support Rexx. For other OSs you'll need to get a third party Rexx interpreter.
Development software:
EDIT (MS-DOS), Notepad (Windows), E (OS/2), or any other ASCII editor will do. Like most scripts, a Rexx script is an ASCII text file with a .cmd (OS/2) or .rex (other OSs) extension.
Rexx on its own hardly has any OS related functionality, so you may want to install RexxUtil and W32Funcs too.
Help files:
Regina and (Open) Object Rexx come with their own documentation in HTML and/or PDF.
RexxInfo.org provides a long list of Rexx tutorials.
Books:
I compiled a list of books on Rexx scripting.
Samples:
Start by examining sample Rexx scripts and exploring other Rexx related sites.
Newsgroups:
comp.lang.rexx

 

 


page last uploaded: 12 May 2011, 13:09