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Anyone know where I can get these Arexx books ?

Commodore Business Machines:
The Programmers Guide to ARexx
Commodore, 1991.
CATS part number: AREXX01, disk: AREXX01D

ARexx user's reference manual version 1.0 : the REXX language for the amiga
William S. Hawes.
Date: 1987
Publisher:Hawes

Amiga books are getting harder and harder to find .

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I'm not sure those books will add much that readily available sources don't already provide. The official ARexx manual is a good source of information, it's included with every copy of Workbench / AmigaOS, and it covers all the ARexx-specific bits.

The REXX Language: A Practical Approach to Programming by Mike Cowlishaw is the book on REXX, but don't buy a new copy. It's an expensive facsimile. You can find a PDF copy of the book (probably a prepublication draft distributed by the author) on several REXX web sites. You can also find a draft copy of the ANSI REXX standard here: http://www.rexxla.org/rexxlang/standards/.

IBM still sponsors and supports the REXX language on its own operating systems, and almost everything IBM has ever published is available for free in their online library. IBM Redbooks are a treasure trove of knowledge, on many subjects.

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Not what you are looking for but I use this: ARexxGuide2_0A

Philippe 'Elwood' FERRUCCI
Sam460ex 1.10 Ghz
http://elwoodb.free.fr
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I have a copy of Amiga Programmer's Guide to ARexx here. I'm the original owner and it is in very good shape. Maybe we can make a deal. I'm sending you a private email.

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Thanks all for the info and links, I do prefer official documentation, so I know descriptions are as accurate and informative as possible.

However I have not found out what differences ARexx has with REXX.

Do we have updated REXX implementation ?
compatibility ?

can REXX extensions/addons work withing ARexx ? EG ooREXX.

Which documentation shows how to add ARexx support in C code ?

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Cheers - I'll buy it. check your email

what is the future of ARexx in AmigaOS ? or are we moving towards other script languages ?

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I was hoping Gui4Cli would be taken up as scriptlanguage. It is far more easy to make a Gui driven application than arexx.
It is a grand language to start learning to progra.

Others were pleading for this.
http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/amiga/34520 Gui4Cli_praise_John_Chandler
The source is available and i have made some functional improvements, but, due to lack of any feedback or interest my motivation is rather low these days.
More info on http://users.online.be/AD/

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Gui4Cli is quite interesting project. I like it. I meant to play with Gui4Cli a while back but forgot.

I think the problem is not many people know how to use it what is possible what is not.

The future is going to be programmable scripted GUIs, and Gui4Cli is on the right path.

Look at Microsoft using windows gadgets everywhere - they are xml/javascript scripts for gui/internet etc.

Scriptable programming saves program/port time.

With Giu4Cli it responds to user actions, but is it possible to actually create actions (simulate a user pressing buttons etc).

Alot of tutorials would be greatly enhanced if they just 'played' a script and went in auto mode demonstating the product.

I can see Gui4Cli as a possible solution for platform independant GUI/program core technology.

A C developer creating a program could save using a Gui4Cli module, to create automated controls/features instantly in his app.

Please dont give up on Gui4Cli its power can only be improved !

we just need an idiots guide and some pics

If we had script based apps, full programs written in script language, we wont have an application/port/conversion problem today.

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Idiot's guide:
http://users.online.be/AD/Gui4Cli_.guide
Some pictures http://users.online.be/AD/ see the first line about OWB_.gc the L M & S links next to Readme link

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