ooRexx 5.0.0

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Dec 24, 2022, 1:46:59 PM12/24/22
The ooRexx (open object Rexx) team is pleased to release ooRexx 5.0.0
and make it generally available to the world via the web from
ooRexx is the object-oriented successor to IBM's famous Rexx language
which remains easy to learn, easy to program in and easy to maintain,
thanks to keeping up the "human centric" design principle. The "Rexx
Language Association (RexxLA)" <https://www.rexxla.org/> is the owner of
the source code, originally donated by IBM in 2004 and improved
considerably and continuously since then.
Rexx programs can be run unchanged with ooRexx 5.0.0 and can be
gradually augmented with the many beneficial new features ooRexx 5.0.0
brings to the table, like redirectable commands from and into running
Rexx programs, new and helpful classes like the RexxInfo class, new
ability to annotate programs (packages), routines, classes, methods and
attributes, ability to easily define multiline strings (e.g. for SQL
statements, boiler plate text, base64 encoded binary data ...) and many
Among the notable improvements are numerous bug fixes compared to its
predecessor ooRexx 4.2.0, noticeable speed improvements over ooRexx
4.2.0 and much more useful functionality. Please consult the file
docs/CHANGES.txt for more information.
After downloading ooRexx 5.0.0 and installing take a look into the
samples directory which contains programs that demonstrate some of its
capabilities. The Windows version has numerous examples that demonstrate
how to interact with Microsoft Office, Apache Open Office/LibreOffice
and many of the Windows infrastructures taking advantage of their OLE
(Object Linking and Embedding) interfaces.

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