IBM REXX Family

   X3 Announcement for ANSI REXX

 
 
 News Release: X2/90-2724-X,S                          November 12, 1990


      X3 ANNOUNCES THE FORMATION OF A NEW TECHNICAL COMMITTEE,
        X3J18, TO DEVELOP AN AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD FOR
                   PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE REXX

 Washington, D.C. -- Accredited Standards Committee X3, Information
 Processing Systems, announces the formation of a new Technical
 Committee, X3J18, Programming Language REXX.

 REXX is a programming language intended "to make programming easier
 than it was before," according to the original designer of the
 language, Michael F. Cowlishaw, in his book, "The REXX Language"
 (Prentice-Hall, 1990).  The standardized REXX language will include
 alterations as decided by X3J18 to promote portability, reliability,
 maintainability, and efficient execution of REXX programs on a variety
 of computing systems.  Both compiling and interpreting REXX programs
 will be considered.

 It is anticipated that the REXX standard can be completed in 1992.
 Anyone interested in participating in this project is invited to
 the first meeting of X3J18 on January 8-9, 1991, starting at
 10:00 a.m. at CBEMA, 311 First St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC
 20001-2178.

 For further information, please contact the convener of X3J18 or
 the X3 Secretariat.

      Ms. Linda Suskind Green           Mr. Jean-Paul Emard
      X3J18 Convener                    Director, X3 Secretariat
      IBM Corp. G92/6C14                311 First Street, NW
      P.O. Box 8009                     Suite 500
      Endicott, NY 13760                Washington, DC 20001-2178
      (607) 752-1172                    (202) 626-5740