Rexx_EXE (REXX to OS/2 executable wrapper)

Release date: 
Thursday, 20 April, 2006



Authors/Port authors:

This package has two programs to wrap a rexx program in either a VIO (commandline) or PM (presentation manager) executable.
Features of this implementation:

  • build from assembler source: small size - comes close or is below the size of the wrapped rexx, less processing overhead and memory usage
  • turns the rexx scripts into plain executable resources - no need to compress the resources (using i.e. Lx-Lite) since the OS build in page compression can be used.

rexx2pm.cmd   <sourcefile> [<exefile>]
rexx2vio.cmd  <sourcefile> [<exefile>]

where <sourcefile>  is the rexx source. It does not need but is recommended to begin with a /* comment.
target file name. if not specified the name is derived from <sourcefile> less extension plus .EXE.
Both rexx scripts take the wrapper executable code from rexx_pm.exe or rexx_vio.exe respectivly.
Requirements: installed resource compiler (RC.EXE), but you can use also the Watcom one.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Rexx_EXE (REXX to OS/2 executable wrapper) v. 4.10 (20/4/2006, Veit Kannegieser) Readme/What's new
Changes ■ 2006.04.10 - Address() returns 'CMD' now. Better have sources working than having a way to detect REXX_VIO/REXX_PM. - added Dos32Free calls for the tokenized image. we could also put the tokenized image into the executable (just another resource) in later versions, would make it the file larger but faster.
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