Carol

At 10:23 AM 11/4/97 -0700, you wrote:
> Vern Hamberg wrote:
> 
><snip>
>>I wasn't around when PL/I had a chance, and the fact is that we don't 
>>have the product on any of our machines_or, like REXX, is it on all 
>>400's without IBM telling us?
> 
> What?  I like REXX very much; I used it under VM.  I thought it was a 
> separately licensed product.  Are you telling me I've had it all along?

You sure have. A REXX procedure can be specified as the command processing
program for user-defined commands. It can also be executed with the
STRREXPRC command. In addition, option 16 of WRKMBRPDM runs a REXX procedure.

I really like it, too. It's about the best thing there is for handling
text. I'm just now writing a file conversion program, from comma-delimited
to a physical file (fixed-length fields, of course).

As the old story goes, check your SoftCopy CD for the manuals, or go to the
online library (start at <http://www.as400.ibm.com> and follow the links)
and get the PDF versions.

Gotta love it!

Cheers

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 371-1111 x480


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