REXX Tips & Tricks, Version 2.80


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Foreword for Version 2.00


And here it is: The next version of RXT&T. 
In this version of RXT&T I added some more icons representing links to 
other pages and program calls from within RXT&T. (see Icons Used in REXX 
Tips & Tricks). Also new in this version are links to topics in the INF 
file titled OS/2 Command reference. And to distinguish between internal 
and external links, external links are now marked with a leading <-symbol. 
(see also Icons Used in REXX Tips & Tricks). I also added some imbedded 
REXX code. 
Other changes in this version: I've deleted the section Optimizing REXX 
programs. Important information from this section is now merged into the 
section General hints for REXX. I've rearranged the sections General hints 
for OS/2 & DOS commands, General hints for REXX and Change the WPS with 
REXX. I think they are now more useful than before. 
Of course there are again lots of new entries in this version. Some new 
chapters you might take a look at are The PARSE instruction and PARSE 
instruction examples. These chapters contain a detailed description of the 

<PARSE (<-- this is an external link -- see the difference?) command 
including a lot of examples showing how to use templates. Two other new 
chapters you might read first are CALL ON SYNTAX and The function 
RxFuncDrop. 
And last: This version also contains an install program called INSTALL.CMD 
to create or update an WPS object for RXT&T. 
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Over the last year or two, my time and costs for maintaining RXT&T have 
increased dramaticly.  RXT&T, now in its 10th iteration, has always been 
distributed free of charge to interested users.  Due to the amount of time 
and money required to update and produce RXT&T, however, I am thinking 
about adding some advertising for REXX related products to RXT&T. I am 
very interested in what users of RXT&T think about this idea.  Also, if 
you are interested in advertising in RXT&T, please send me an email 
indicating your interest. 
I want to make it clear that at this time this is only something I'm 
thinking about.  I do not have details about specific plans at this time. 
I only want to know if there is some interest in the idea. It will involve 
a lot of additional work for me to add advertising; therefore, I want to 
be sure that there is reasonable interest in it before I take the time to 
realize it. 
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Thanks again to Dave Hicks (see EMail Addresses) for looking through 
RXTT19 for grammatical errors. 
Bernd Schemmer [Team OS/2, Certified LAN Server Engineer, Certified OS/2 
Engineer], Frankfurt in Februar 1996 
(see also the General Foreword)   

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