Date: Sat, 6 Dec 1997 17:06:16 GMT
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From: Patrick TJ McPhee <ptjm@INTERLOG.COM>
Organization: Crampton Vinegar Works
Subject: Re: VX-Rexx to Windows 95 ??
In article <3489BEFF.email@example.com>, Udo Kerwath <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
% I have an application written in VX-Rexx and would like to migrate it to
% Windows 95
% 1. Is there any graphical or object-oriented Rexx available at all in
I believe there's a Win32 version of VisPro. People have been talking
about Maid in this space. And there's NetRexx, to which I'll come back.
% 2. Is there database access from (whatever) windows Rexx available and
% to which databases?
Mark Hessling's Rexx/SQL supports a few databases, including ODBC (which
is a more-or-less database-independent API).
% 3. Is there a way to migrate VX-Rexx to some multiplatform language
% (Java?, C++?) on OS/2 (and later port this to Windows 95)?
I'm not aware of a converter, but I doubt that one exists. All the UI
stuff will have to be rewritten. If you want to go to Java, you can use
NetRexx, which is a dialect of Rexx that compiles to Java bytecodes.
Likely, much of your application-specific code would work without
alteration, and the rest would only have to be changed a little.
Patrick TJ McPhee
East York Canada