0.9b (c) 1995 Peter Childs
This document contains tips & tricks about REXX programming under OS/2. It also contains general information about REXX, including literature, third-party software, REXX on non-OS/2 platforms, and more.
This document is intended for people who already have some knowledge in REXX programming.
Absolute beginners in REXX programming should read one of the REXX tutorials (see the Literature section) before reading this document. English-speaking users without any programming experience might take a look at Learn REXX Programming in 56,479 Easy Steps, but there are several other excellent books and tutorials available on REXX as well.
First-time readers of this document should read the sections Installing REXX Tips & Tricks, Using the samples, Using IPF Keys and Icons used in REXX Tips & Tricks before using this document. Those who are familiar with RXT&T might re-visit those sections from time to time; they will find they get more out of RXT&T when they actively use the suggestions given in those sections.
I also recommend that readers visit frequently the REXX home page maintained by Mike Cowlishaw, the REXX FAQ maintained by Dave Martin and the home page of the REXX Language Association (see Internet - Web Pages).
Please direct your inquiries, complaints, suggestions, bug lists etc. to the author (see address below). Please use the CompuServe OS/2 Central Forum (GO OS2CFORU), Section 18 - REXX for questions of general interest. I monitor this forum at least 3 times a week.
Bernd Schemmer Team OS/2, Certified LAN Server Engineer, Certified OS/2 Engineer Stalburgstr. 14 D-60318 Frankfurt Germany CompuServe: 100104,613 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: For the latest information, including updates, new entries, and bug fixes, see the Foreword for Version 2.80 and refer to History, Version 2.80
German users of this document should set an additional IPF KEY to display ancillary information in German (see the section Using IPF Keys).
PS: If you like RXT&T -- send me a postcard. If not -- send me an email telling me what's wrong or missing.
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