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Jun 29, 2005, 01:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Howard Fosdick)

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" Rexx is a scripting language that was invented at IBM years ago. The Linux community has largely ignored Rexx, but I believe it could play an important role in Linux's challenge to the Windows desktop. How can a language many in the Linux community have never even heard of be valuable in Linux's fight for the desktop?

"In many ways Rexx is a predecessor to the open source scripting languages that play such a prominent role in Linux. Like many of those languages, Rexx is free, portable, widely used, and standardized..."

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