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Re: [opensuse] RE: REXX scripting language
  • From: "Ciro Iriarte" <cyruspy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 07:28:53 -0400
  • Message-id: <a998a0140805280428m5dba83c4ue688138f1b0f38e2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2008/5/28 James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>:
Hechler Family wrote:

Coming from a 24 year mainframe and midrange background and being left
hanging out to dry - slowly, why was REXX never made mainstream in Linux?


I suspect because REXX was used most on IBM big iron and OS/2, whereas
Unix/Linux have their own scripting languages. IBM had REXX available for
Linux, a few years ago, but I don't know what's happening with it lately.


There's and Open Object Rexx (ooRexx) project at http://www.oorexx.org/

Ciro
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