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As a follow up to a previous discussion on fun vs discipline in computer languages and having gone through everyone's lists I noticed no-one mentioned Rexx.

Rexx was an interpreted job control language developed by the terribly clever Mike Cowlishaw (of IBM UK) in 1984 to replace EXEC and EXEC-2 on the IBM VM operating system (one of the best mainframe O/Ses in my opinion). It was also adopted as the main macro language for the XEDIT editor on the same O/S. I wrote all kinds of extension to the base XEDIT using Rexx.

It was great fun and you had to impose your own discipline otherwise it could quickly get away from you.

Rexx grew into a full language and was ported to OS/2 on the PC and then to Windows. It has been extended to have classes and all kinds of things apparently, now called NetRexx. I haven't used it really since my VM days although I've read about the new features.

Has anyone else used, or is using, this fun language in any form?
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.

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