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REXX in Mianframe Development and mainframe admin

Postby parthiban » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:09 pm

Hi ...


Any difference that REXX in Mianframe Development and mainframe admin ?
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Postby Robert Sample » Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:59 pm

Can you explain what you mean by this question -- it doesn't really make sense.
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Re: REXX in Mianframe Development and mainframe admin

Postby NicC » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:26 pm

Rexx is just another programming language.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: REXX in Mianframe Development and mainframe admin

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:00 am

Hello,

Rexx is just another programming language.
In many organizations, only the system support people are permitted to code in rexx. It is not acceptable for business applications. This is usually because the business application staff is not able to support "heavy" rexx and rexx is poor at business processing (at least places i've been). . .

IMHO - rexx is execllent for low-volume, utility requirements. I believe rexx is a poor choice for "business" code.
Hope this helps,
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Re: REXX in Mianframe Development and mainframe admin

Postby NicC » Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:42 pm

Rexx's performance can be much improved by compiling rather than being interpreted. I am a heavy user of Rexx on both mainframe and PC and, yes, I use it for personal or departmental apps, not business apps. I sometimes use it to prototype PL/1 programs. Having said that, I know there are many organisations that have production Rexx apps - just see the posts on the Rexx LA subscriptions.
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Re: REXX in Mianframe Development and mainframe admin

Postby Vinayak » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:35 pm

thanks Nic for the info you provided...
in the above post you said that.. you are user of rexx on both mainframe and PC..
can you please tell me how to use REXX on PC.. which software or IDE is needed for that..
and is it same as using REXX on mainframes..

thanks...
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Re: REXX in Mianframe Development and mainframe admin

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:42 pm

on the PC You have basically three choices ...

Open Object REXX ==> http://sourceforge.net/projects/oorexx/
Regina REXX ==> http://sourceforge.net/projects/regina-rexx/
Brexx ==> http://bnv.home.cern.ch/bnv/software/BRexx/index.html

no need for an IDE, just a plain editor,
after all there is no IDE for REXX under TSO
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Re: REXX in Mianframe Development and mainframe admin

Postby NicC » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:00 pm

Also Reginald and others. Look here...
http://www.rexxinfo.org/html/rexxinfo1.html
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