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ARexxGuide Reference Available For FTP
1.0 -- First edition
ARexxGuide is a complete ARexx reference with tutorials and
examples. It is done in Commodore's AmigaGuide hypertext
format, giving Amiga users one of the most extensive on-line
help facilities available for REXX on any platform.
A tutorial guides the new user line-by-line through the code
of an ARexx program. Hypertext links in the explanations take
the user back to complete descriptions of language elements
The major reference sections are:
An explanation of important terms and concepts of the
language, including tokens, expressions, and clauses. This
section includes an extensive description of compound
Syntax and explanation, with examples, of keywords and
instructions. This section includes a comprehensive
explanation of the PARSE instruction.
Syntax and explanation, with examples, of all built-in
functions and of the functions in rexxsupport.library.
This section includes notes on file I/O functions.
Tables and explanations of operator tokens. Includes an
interactive demonstration of comparison operators.
Syntax and explanations of the command utilities for
ARexx, including RX and WaitForPort.
The guide includes an index and comprehensive contents listing.
ARexxGuide requires either AmigaGuide or Multiview.
AmigaGuide is a hypertext utility distributed by Commodore
and available on Fish disk 870 or by anonymous ftp from
Aminet as aguide34.lha in the directory util/rexx. Multiview
is a utility included with the Release 3.0 OS.
ARexx is needed to run the interactive examples included with
the guide, but is not otherwise required.
Available by anonymous ftp from any Aminet site in the
Check the Aminet mirror closest to you or look for it at
Download archive: ARexxGuide1_0.lha
The archive contains 20 files that make up one AmigaGuide
application. Several .rexx example scripts are included as
ARexxGuide is shareware and costs $15. A printed
quick-reference is available for a total shareware fee of $21.
The files in the archive are copyright 1993, Robin Evans and
may be distributed only in the original form.
The archive may be distributed in its original form on any
non-commercial media, on local and national computer
networks, on Aminet distribution channels (including the
Walnut Creek CD-ROM), and on the Fish Disks. Contact the
author for information about other forms of commercial