Get to Know the Rexx Scripting Language


Learn more about this powerful yet easy-to-use programming language.

Rexx is widely considered the first general-purpose scripting language, says Howard Fosdick. It’s also open source, powerful, and easy to use.

Rexx glues all its instructions, functions, and external libraries together in a consistent, dead-simple syntax. It doesn't rely on special characters, arcane syntax, or reserved words,” Fosdick says.

The language was standardized in 1996, and now “more than a half dozen interpreters run on every imaginable platform and operating system, along with many open source tools.”

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