- Language overview and examples
- Complete language definition for NetRexx 1.0
- Syntax diagrams
The NetRexx Language is now available from
www.amazon.com, or from your local
bookshop. Here are the details for ordering:
The NetRexx Language, M. F. Cowlishaw
ISBN 0-13-806332-X, 197pp, Prentice Hall, 1997
About the book...
NetRexx is a new human-oriented programming language, designed as an
effective and simple alternative to the Java language. With
NetRexx, you can create programs and applets for the Java environment
faster and more easily than by programming in Java. Using and
writing Java classes is especially easy in NetRexx, as the different
types of numbers and strings that Java expects are handled
automatically by the language.
Inspired by two very different programming languages, Rexx and Java,
NetRexx blends the easy-to-learn syntax of Rexx with the robustness
and portability of the Java environment. The result is a language
which is tuned for both scripting and application development, and is
therefore truly general-purpose.
Mike Cowlishaw, IBM Fellow, wrote his first interpreter while still
at school in Bath, England. For over 25 years he has been designing
and implementing compilers, interpreters, editors, and productivity
tools for both mainframes and personal computers.
In this book, Mike both introduces and defines the NetRexx language;
these descriptions are complemented by a discussion of the key design
principles of the language.
The NetRexx home page can be found at: