0.9b (c) 1995 Peter Childs
The function <CHARS always opens a file.
You should close the file after calling <CHARS or your OS/2 session might run out of free file handles.
Use the function <STREAM to get the size of a file. STREAM works also for open files.
The behaviour is the same in Object-Oriented REXX; but because there is no file handle limit in Object REXX your program won't run out of free file handles.
(see also The function CHARS() in Object REXX)
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