REXX

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REXX

REXX

(REstructured EXtended eXecutor) An IBM mainframe structured programming language that runs under VM/CMS and MVS/TSO. It can be used as a general-purpose macro language that sends commands to application programs and to the operating systems. REXX was also included in OS/2 Version 2.0.

The following REXX example converts Fahrenheit to Celsius:

 Say "Enter Fahrenheit "
 Pull FAHR
 Say "Celsius is " (FAHR-32) * (5 / 9)
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o The advanced, powerful and easy-to-use REXX programming language, allowing users to write batch programs that are portable to other operating systems, such as OS/2 Warp.
FaAA) announces the availability of Library of System Interpreter Extensions for VM (FaAA-LSIE/VM), a VM/CMS-based product that extends the widely used REXX programming language with additional functions and input-output routines not intrinsically found in REXX/VM.