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Can you tell me what functionality you use with rexx?


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Pedro

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 10:50 pm
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You may know this already, but z/OS 2.5 kills the workstation agent


I did not know that. Before I retired from IBM, I had lobbied for them to donate the workstation agent to open source. Because, it had some problems that they just never wanted to resolve. I figured someone would make improvements.

I never cared for the WSA displaying ISPF panels. It was originally done incorrectly and never fixed. Most recently, I only used the file transfer capability.
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don.leahy

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2022 4:09 am
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Pedro wrote:
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You may know this already, but z/OS 2.5 kills the workstation agent


I did not know that. Before I retired from IBM, I had lobbied for them to donate the workstation agent to open source. Because, it had some problems that they just never wanted to resolve. I figured someone would make improvements.

I never cared for the WSA displaying ISPF panels. It was originally done incorrectly and never fixed. Most recently, I only used the file transfer capability.
Agree about the GUI interface, I never used it except to demonstrate it as a technical stunt. The FILEXFER and WSCMD services were excellent. I will miss it, but I am too close to retirement to want to bend over backwards to find a solution. I will just have to get used to using an FTP client on my workstation. It’s an inferior solution, but is better than IND$FILE.
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sergeyken

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2022 5:01 pm
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Ali_gezer wrote:
Thanks.
Well this is a good use of that language but I see that know rexx is a thing that will help in certain things, and I consider that knowing that language is a thing for experts.


If you are looking for a solution like this one
Code:
/* REXX */
   Ret_Code = Do_My_Task_In_Full( 'Statement of Work goes here' )
   If Ret_Code = 0 Then
      Call Send_My_Report_To_Manager( 'Everything is fine!' )
Return Ret_Code

then I'm sure that REXX if seriously below your expectations.
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Ali_gezer

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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2022 10:15 pm
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sergeyken wrote:
Ali_gezer wrote:
Thanks.
Well this is a good use of that language but I see that know rexx is a thing that will help in certain things, and I consider that knowing that language is a thing for experts.


If you are looking for a solution like this one
Code:
/* REXX */
   Ret_Code = Do_My_Task_In_Full( 'Statement of Work goes here' )
   If Ret_Code = 0 Then
      Call Send_My_Report_To_Manager( 'Everything is fine!' )
Return Ret_Code

then I'm sure that REXX if seriously below your expectations.


I was not refering to that. I was refering that seing it from my point of view learn rexx will only will help me with a few things, thats the reason I say that this knowledge is for experts. But in anyway I will do a course this weekend about rexx from coursera, it is given by IBM so at least I want to know the syntax and other basic things.
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