Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 16th Apr 2006 19:55 UTC
General Development Rexx is a simple "power" language. Wait, isn't that a contradiction in terms? Not according to Howard Fosdick. While Rexx is easy to learn and simple to use, it nonetheless provides some strong capabilities that are making it a popular programming language.
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rcsteiner
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2005-07-12

Rexx is also part of IBM's OS/2 releases and part of IBM's latest PC-DOS release, and it's a very useful language on those platforms.

I'm not sure that I'd choose Rexx over Python even under OS/2, though, at least in those areas where Python has strengths. I use Perl under OS/2 as well from time to time. Why? It does some things better than Rexx. The reverse is also true, though.

For Linux or Unix or even Windows use, people should be free to use whatever languages pop their bobbers. :-)

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