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Re: [opensuse] All you script writer's .......
  • From: Theo van Werkhoven <t.v.werkhoven@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 09:40:48 +0200
  • Message-id: <4BAF0800.10309@xxxxxxxxx>
Sorry, should've been sent to the list.

On 03/27/10 06:43, Duaine Hechler wrote:

Here is functions in REXX:

C2X(), C2D(), D2C() and X2C() will be effected by the character set of
your computer

[..]
Are there any equals in any other language ?

These are trivial to put in a lambda in Python, e.g.:
C2X = lambda x: hex(ord(x))
C2X(' ')
'0x20'


If not - then here is why I - LOVE - REXX

So you love something, just because it has properties that others don't,
but are trivial to implemented?
What about all the properties of other languages that REXX misses, like
e.g. exception handling and
extended libraries?

REXX is good at what it was mend to do; namely parsing data from
tape-reels on mainframe computers.
But for most of today's applications, its shortcomings are too annoying
to cover with a blanked of love.
IMHO of course.

Theo

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