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REXX IDE recommendations?
« on: March 25, 2024, 07:48:48 pm »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a REXX IDE, and preferably one that runs on traditional OS/2 (i.e as opposed to one that needs the libraries included with ArcaOS)?

IDE is perhaps the wrong word, I really just mean something that has good syntax highlighting or can even highlight errors.

For syntax highlighting: similar to how Notepad++ can do this on Windows

For highlighting errors: similar to what Microsoft Visual Studio does in Windows

Any suggestions or recommendations are welcome, free or paid!

Thanks,
Richard.

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2024, 11:35:18 pm »
There's eFTE2, both PM and cmd line versions. Folding editor, does Rexx syntax highlighting, has menu for adding various Rexx commands, only when a Rexx file is loaded. No error highlighting while editing.
https://trac.netlabs.org/efte

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2024, 02:55:25 am »
The newest REXX IDE is 30 years old.

VX-Rexx, VisProRexx

I don't know how to get VX-REXX.

http://hobbesarchive.com/?detail=/pub/os2/dev/proglang/rexx/VisProREXX_3-1-1.wpi
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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2024, 08:19:44 am »
The newest REXX IDE is 30 years old.

VX-Rexx, VisProRexx

I don't know how to get VX-REXX.

http://hobbesarchive.com/?detail=/pub/os2/dev/proglang/rexx/VisProREXX_3-1-1.wpi

A complete REXX GUI environment is (was?) GPF Rexx. I bought it years ago and found it just a little difficult to learn, but once got the grip it was fairly powerful.
Also, DrDialog is a GUI REXX IDE pretty useful and easy to use.

FWR VX-REXX you may find useful options here:
https://ecsoft2.org/watcom-vx-rexx

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2024, 03:09:50 pm »
Hello,

  I used VisProRexx under Warp 3 and still use it under ArcaOS. While it's a visual design tool reminiscent of VB for windows, I've always found it to be a great addition to my toolbox of programming tools.

Best wishes,

  Tony.

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2024, 08:28:06 pm »
Thanks very much for everyone's replies. I've been experimenting with VisPro REXX but didn't realise it actually did syntax highlighting so I'll take another look at that.

I've wanted to get my hands on VX-REXX for a long time but it hasn't come up on eBay for as long as I've been looking, and I can't find anyone else wanting to sell a copy :-(

I'll take a look at all the other suggestions here and I really appreciate people taking the time to give some feedback and input - thank you!

Richard.

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2024, 01:23:38 am »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a REXX IDE, and preferably one that runs on traditional OS/2 (i.e as opposed to one that needs the libraries included with ArcaOS)?

IDE is perhaps the wrong word, I really just mean something that has good syntax highlighting or can even highlight errors...

My personal favourite is VSE (Visual SlickEdit). The only problem being: commercial software that was never released to the public domain after the OS/2 version releases were stopped.

Having said that, look around and you'll find it. The benefit, serious amount of not just syntax highlighting, but the abilityt organize things into Projects, etc, etc.

Truly a programmer's editor!

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2024, 09:54:39 am »
Thanks Dariusz, I'll add that one to my "look at" list as well!

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2024, 04:28:02 pm »
Just remembered another favorite editor, MED, Programmer's Text Editor with syntax highlighting for various languages, including Rexx and compiler output window with error message highlighting. You can find it here: https://ecsoft2.org/med-programmers-text-editor

Hope this helps.

Tony.

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2024, 10:10:26 pm »
Thanks Tony!

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2024, 03:51:37 pm »
Just noticed that the link to download MED on the ecSoft/2 site is dead but I did find a valid, working link at:

http://med-editor.com/index.php?lang=de

Tony.

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2024, 05:15:20 pm »
Just noticed that the link to download MED on the ecSoft/2 site is dead but I did find a valid, working link at:

http://med-editor.com/index.php?lang=de

Tony.

FYI; It is also on Hobbes Archive: http://hobbesarchive.com/?detail=/pub/os2/apps/editors/MED_1-26.zip
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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2024, 06:20:14 pm »
I know that both NEPM and LxPM do syntax highighting.  Standard EPM may also.  NEPMD will also do syntax completion for multiple languages, including Rexx

LxPM will highlight certain syntax errors as well - including with Rexx.

I believe both allow you to modify the syntax file/language file where you define what elements there are in the language.

LxPM comes in VisualAge C++ version 4.   There is an LxPM in VisualAge C++ v 3 but I don't believe it works on later versions of OS/2.

NEPMD is available from NetLabs

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Re: REXX IDE recommendations?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2024, 03:53:57 pm »
Kon (gui)
Fed (text mode)
Greed
Red_b1.zip
RexxIt11.zip

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