2 About ARexx Programs. Running ARexx Programs; Using ARexx Interactively. 3 Program Examples. Program 1. A function is a program or group of statements that is executed whenever that function name is called in a particular context. A function may be. NAME. Amiga::ARexx – Perl extension for ARexx support. ABSTRACT. This a perl class / module to enable you to use ARexx with your.

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No part of the software or documentation may be reproduced, transmitted, translated into other languages, posted to a network, or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author. Four types of symbols are aeexx The line count is obtained as the secondary result of a WaitForChar call.

If the port is not open, the user can either be informed that the macro processor is not available, or else the applications program can start up the resident process.

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Assignment, instruction, and command clauses are jointly termed statements. Returns 1 if the number argument is positive or zero and -1 if the number is negative.

The name associated with a function host is the name of its public message port. The boolean return is 1 if the entry was found and successfully removed. The presence of the leading null string changes the classification from an instruction clause to a commajtid clause.

Disclaimer This product is offered for sale “as is” with no representation of fitness for any particular purpose. The WITH keyword is required to separate the expression from the template. If only the number parameter is supplied, the corresponding argument string is returned. Using requesters As this is much too simple and still uses intermediate files which we have to remove from RamDisk to save memoryhere is a similar script to show each version string in a requester.


The external environment usually includes one or more external programs with which the ARexx program may communicate. If an expression is not supplied, an error may result in the caller’s environment. The function returns a Boolean result that indicates whether the operation was successful.

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The following examples illustrate how to use ARexx to display text strings on your screen, to perform calculations, and to activate the error checking feature. The Clip List could thus provide a series of programs for initializations or other processing tasks.

If the specified length is longer than the string, the remaining area is filled with the pad character or nulls ’00’x. Getting Started This chapter tells you where to store your ARexx programs, how to execute an ARexx program, and provides several programming examples.

The Built-in Function Library is not user-extensible, but additional functions will be included in later releases. Retrieved from ” https: The priority argument specifies the search priority and must be an integer between andinclusive.

RX name [arguments] This command launches an ARexx program. Arexx has built-in functions for string manipulations as getting substrings, padding strings and retrieving ascii values. A function library is a collection of one or more functions organized as an Amiga shared library.


Chapter 7 has further information on this facility. Commands that generate a non-zero return code are traced after the clause is executed.

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In particular, most host applications will supply the name of their public port when they invoke a macro program, so that the macro can automatically issue commands back to the host. The conversion is the same as though the argument string had been specified as a literal binary string e.

Double quotes ” could also have been used to define the string. Sounds This chapter explains how to record and play sounds. In particular, the search begins with the current directory and proceeds to the system REXX: Functions can also be invoked using the CALL instruction. The value used for a fixed symbol is always the symbol name itself as translated to uppercase. No special formatting of the program statements is required or imposed on the programmer. Elements of the Language 11 Symbol Values.

Note that the function name-matching procedure may be case-sensitive for some of the search steps but not for others. The expression is evaluated and the result is issued to the host specified by the string or symbol, which is taken as a literal.