Yes, the APIs were certainly undocumented....both to the user and the
ooRexx developer as well. Many of these APIs were some fairly serious
hacks that really could not be maintained in the course of a complete
restructuring. I can't say that there are any plans in place to
replace this capability either. This would be a quite large effort,
probably larger than can be reasonable delivered by what's essentially
3 people working in their spare time. We're certainly open to anybody
who wishes to create/contribute such a development environment, but
the wish list of things we'd like to provide is quite large, and the
number of hands working on them remains small.
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Gil Barmwater<gbarmwater@...> wrote:
> I'm posting this in case everyone on this list hasn't seen this post
> from comp.lang.rexx. My guess is the (IBM) Object Rexx Workbench makes
> use of some undocumented APIs that are now gone in 4.0.0. Any ideas on
> how we should answer this?
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: No suppport of ooRexx 4.0 for Object Rexx Workbench
> Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:30:25 -0700 (PDT)
> From: regli <raeegli@...>
> Organization: http://groups.google.com
> Newsgroups: comp.lang.rexx
> I like Rexx a lot have been using it for many years. However, as a
> developer I am also dependent on a professional debugging environment.
> Up till ooRexx 4.0 I have been successfully using the Object Rexx
> Workbench 2.1.3 (with the partial exception of BSF4Rexx) as a
> development and debugging platform. However, version 4.0 breaks this
> The ability to step through code with variables watches, etc. is IMO
> essential to productively develop systems. I assume that others have
> a similar opinion.
> I definitely cannot afford to move to ooRexx 4.0 before a competent
> debugging environment is supported. Clearly I'd prefer Eclipse because
> of its excellent multi-threading support but even support of the old
> Workbench is worlds better than nothing.
> I know that the ooRexx development team has very limited resources.
> But having a competent debugging environment should be at the top of
> the list. TRACE doesn't quite cut it...
> What are the future plans on this front?
> Gil Barmwater
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