I'm new here at this forum. I come for OS/2 and eComstation and I'm a developer of various free and open source Rexx programms for OS2 and eCs (have a look at http://www.subsys.de)
Thanks for the announcement of Rexxoid.
Unlike it has been anncounced, Rexxoid is not available at Google Play Store yet. If anyone is interested - you may find it here:
Installation is pretty easy and works great.
Unfortunately is is completely undocumented. Some minor informations I found here
This includes basic information about how to launch external Android / Linux-style commands from Rexx, and for instance how to use the speaker as output device.
What I really miss is a documentation about all platform specific things.
For instance its is not possible for me to write into a text file using charout. While charout to the speaker works fine (a human voice reads the text then - very funny) i can't charout on my sdcard. I'm not sure if this is a problem with a special syntax for output path (I tried loads of variations) , or if this feature has not been enabled yet, or maybe just about some missing write rights for the app.
If someone could give me an example for a working charout to a file - TIA!
And if I may a suggestion - in case anyone is working on the source code and want so do some improvements - it would be really nice if Rexx scripts could be launched from anywhere and not only from the Script Gallery. For instance if one drops a Rexx script on Desktop so he could run it just by clicking the Script. So the user can handle it in object oriented way, instead of running the Gallery browser, picking a script, open it and then hit the run button. This would be great to use Rexxoid for small apps.
I just released a new version on github.
Let me add you to my REXX geek list.
In reply to this post by Fr4nk
Rexxoid IO underneath makes use of URI's as defined in RFC 2396. This approach inherited from the 2002 PalmOS version (see here: http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/Jaxo/yaxx/blob/import_feature/docs/palmos/urlio.html)
With an enough flexible syntax, URI schemes are the best way to adapt REXX to the several OS conventions for IO, as well as the several means for realizing data input or output. The latter are not only sequential files, but also consoles, databases, sockets (internet or other), clipboard, microphones or speakers, etc.
Of course, for each OS, one has to write the appropriate interface: it's a programmer task and you might feel to help.
YAXX encapsulates the gory details in a "SchemeHandler" class. Specific scheme handlers are registered when Rexx starts, creating early the "SystemContext" pertinent to each OS.
For example, in yaxx/androidlib, JRexx.cpp does:
0, // "file://"
while "SpeakerSchemeHandler" handles a spoken output.
In the above, you may have noticed that "file" isn't implemented :-( No technical reasons for this, except that I didn't find the time to do it (and file is a bit tedious to implement). In PalmOS (palmiolib) I implemented about 10 different IO handlers: database, beamer, ... In year 2002, time wasn't such a scarce resource.
If time permits, I may add "file:///". No promesses, tho.
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great, thanks - ill check it out.
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Hey, you can use [hidden email]
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Difficult to add to my list (and I don't want to think even 1 tenth of second about it).
Frank(ly)l, I don't care.
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