REXX Tips & Tricks, Version 2.80


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Foreword for Version 2.50


And here it is: The next version of RXT&T. 
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Unfortunately, IBM decided to close the OS/2 Developer Forum 1 on 
CompuServe in January 1997. Therefore, this forum is not an official 
release point for RXT&T anymore. 
But there's now a new OS/2 related forum on CompuServe called OS/2 Central 
Forum (GO OS2CFORU). This forum is not associated with IBM and thus is 
independent from any of the decisions IBM will make in the future (well, 
mostly independent :-) ) 
So, the REXX section of OS/2 Central Forum is now the official release 
point for RXT&T on CompuServe. And, as time goes by, I'll try to upload 
mostly all software mentioned in RXT&T to the library of this forum. 
I invite all OS/2 Users to visit the OS/2 Central Forum. 
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The fourth Edition of Dick Goran's excellent REXX Reference Summary 
Handbook is out! 
This book is a must have for every serious REXX programmer doing WPS 
related programs in REXX! 
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Digging around with OS/2 REXX I've found some further features I did not 
know before regarding the use of the parameter placeholder %0 to %9 in 
REXX programs. Take a look at the sections Get the invocation syntax, Get 
the name of the MAIN REXX program called, and Get the parameters as seen 
by CMD.EXE to see what you can do with this feature. 
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Also new in this release is a section with Hints for Object REXX. At this 
time, this section only contains hints on using Classic REXX programs 
under Object REXX. But I plan to add further information about the 
Object-Oriented features of Object REXX as soon as I've time. 
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Bernd Schemmer [Team OS/2, Certified LAN Server Engineer, Certified OS/2 
Engineer], Frankfurt in February 1997 
(see also the General Foreword) 


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