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  What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   You need to look at REXX
Date:   2003-05-14 07:25:47
From:   anonymous2
Some great points on languages, but REXX beats them all in so many of the points you raise.


bob hamilton

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  • You need to look at REXX
    2003-05-14 10:59:36  anonymous2 [View]

    I liked some parts of AREXX -- on the Amiga -- mostly the idea of the standard interprocess communication scripting. However, I always had problems with the syntax -- figuring out what was actually being passed, or being processed. It was weird. (I think in C.)

    I eventually did figure out how to do useful things -- my favorite is a script that controls 3D image rendering in Lightwave, uses an external image processing program to apply motion blur and watermarks, then loads the results into the Toaster frame buffer, and talks to a comm program that controls a SVHS single frame editing deck to write the frame out.
    All possible, because these programs that didn't know anything about each other all supported an Arexx port.

    I wish the same thing existed on Linux. Perl scripts and system() calls are not the same thing as interprocess communication. And don't get me started about that fu-"scripting" that gimp has.
    • You need to look at REXX for Linux
      2003-05-14 13:57:13  anonymous2 [View]

      REXX runs under all IBM os's including Linus and AIX

      bobh
      • You need to look at REXX for Linux
        2003-10-03 14:34:21  anonymous2 [View]


        Does Rexx on linux support communications between processes? I was under the impression the ipc/arexx port implementation was a fairly Amiga-specific extension.
      • You need to look at REXX for Linux
        2003-05-23 15:26:34  anonymous2 [View]

        Writing scripts in any other language than REXX is a waste of time.