REXX is a scripting language that initially appeared in some of IBM's
higher end platforms (I can't remember which for certain, but TSO
springs to mind). It was much later brought to OS/2 (only in the last several
> I understood that it was merely a highly versatile batch language, which
> was interpreted rather than compiled like most other languages. Is it
It is intended to be interpretated. Limited compilation would be
possibled, as for any other scripting language.
> possible to do actually write something fairly complex with it? I also
Well, you could write most things in it, your code would be
> believe that REXX is fairly portable (like C), and so a program written
> in IBM-REXX would work for AREXX (Amiga REXX), SunREXX or TyrannosauREXX
> (dodges tomatoes...)
I've never looked into AREXX. I don't know whether it maintains compatibility.
> 10 points to whoever can tell me what REXX stands for (slipped my mind
> right now...)
Restructured, extended executive.