I am now working on the first release of my attempt to translate
'classic Rexx' and "IBM's Object Rexx" to Mike Cowlishaw's NetRexx and
Whilst I do believe I do know 'classic REXX' quite well, I did
'Object Rexx' too heavily (except for CMS IBM REXX compatible Object
Nevertheless, I did now improve my NetRexx, REXX and JAVA knowledge
and as far as I see 'Rexx2Nrx' seems to work quite well. No bug
reports (or no usage at all?? since release 4.00 January 1, 2003).
As Rony said: NO NEWS are GOOD news (hopefully).
Now, implementing Object-Rexx to NetRexx translation seems to be a
not-trivial effort. Whilst I do believe I am on the right way with my
'own' REXX parser,
REXX Code Analyser and REXX to NetRexx Translator, I will need your
help on this issue, as follows:
When you do have a more complex Object REXX application, could you
mail the ZIPPED source for quality assurance tests, please ? I do
promise I will have no look at your code at all, I only want to
'derive' what are the most frequently used OBJECT-REXX 'classes' and
'methods' in your usage of 'Object Rexx'.
2.) Quality assurance TEST users group:
Are you interested ro participate? You will be more than welcome.
I do believe we can start the first tests at 11.8.2003.
3.) IMPLEMENTATION of still missing RUN-TIME Routines;
Any and all volunteers to get those running are more than welcome.
Put an entry here under this topc what Run-Time routines you could
provide (in REXX, when possible, in other languages, when appropriate)
of one of the many methods available in Object-Rexx.
The schedule for releasing Object Rexx to NetRexx (Rexx2Nrx release
5.00) is as follows:
- pre-release RexxForm: a 'REXX Parser and Formatter' until 31.August
- get test-cases -- until 31.August 2003.
- finalize Object REXX parser (based on manuals and Test-Cases
provided so fa) as soon as possible (first pre-relase 31.08.2003).
- initial 'trial' release in the next 2 months.
- implement missing run-time Routines until end of this year (2003).
Final release of Rexx2Nrx 5.00 should be end of this year (2003).
Any help (and/or financing), of this quite complex project, will be
welcome, of course.
When desired, I am willing to publish my source code when desired.
kind regards from currently sunny Vienna, Austria,