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REXX interface for Lotus 123G for OS/2 rel 2.1 ($)


Name     REXX interface for Lotus 123G 
         for OS/2 release 2.1
Version  Beta
Author   Vitaly Gumirov 
         Virtual Objects Software 
         6 Lavrentyeva St 
         Novosibirsk 630090 
         Russia
         (see EMail Addresses)
Distrib. Shareware 
Type     REXX DLL & 
         OO REXX interface 
Price    $60
Source   BBS 
         Name: RXLEPSOM.* 


Description from the author: 
"I've been very surprised when I've found that the OS/2 version of the 
world's best known spreadsheet Lotus 123 does not allow to use REXX as a 
scripting language. So, 'cause one our client will have a need to use 
Lotus 123G in the client server environment to process some data from the 
object database having no Datalence drivers for it. So, we have got to 
write some Lotus 123G interface for this database. We have known that the 
above object database will have an ObjectREXX interface (more exactly SOM 
interface ;-). Therefore, we have decided to build SOM interface classes 
for Lotus 123G. The interfaces of this classes are included in this 
package. They could be directly used from ObjectREXX programs. But some 
testing shows us that the current beta of ObjectREXX could not be 
generally used as a macro language for 123G. The loading time of the 
ObjectREXX interpreter on the 486DX2 machine with 8M RAM is not, imho, 
suitable for this purpose. Therefore, the decision to build the API for an 
ordinary REXX has been made."   

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