IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-063
March 20, 2001
IBM Object REXX for Windows V2R1 Object-Oriented Programming for Beginners to Advanced Users
At a Glance
Object REXX Version 2.1 highlights include:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).
IBM Object REXX V2.1 is a scripting language for Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, and Windows NT. It is IBM REXX-compatible, ANSI-standard compliant, and object-oriented.
Object REXX is a versatile, free-format language for beginners to experienced programmers. Object REXX offers:
Object REXX allows object-oriented and conventional programming using Object REXX procedural instructions.
Programs written in Object REXX:
Object REXX has sophisticated, structured, programming constructs:
Because variable or constant names can be up to 250 bytes long, you can use meaningful names rather than abbreviations. You can also run changes and test them immediately.
Object REXX supports object-oriented concepts like:
The inheritance concepts of Object REXX support metaclasses and mix-in classes. In addition to defining object methods, class methods can also be defined. Object REXX defines static and dynamic methods, which makes it highly flexible even at run time. Object REXX is suitable for novice programmers, especially in object-oriented programming, since no time is lost struggling with:
It is also suitable for professional developers because of programming
interfaces to other Windows applications. Programmers can use Object
REXX to prototype object-oriented designs easily and quickly. Typical
tasks for Object REXX range from small automation steps to fully realized
These programs are not impacted by euro currency.
Object REXX for Windows is the IBM REXX scripting solution in the Windows environment. By providing Object REXX for Windows, IBM protects the investment of REXX customers in the form of millions of lines of REXX program code. Object REXX for Windows enables REXX programmers to port their REXX programs to the Windows environment in an easy and effective way. Object REXX for Windows is the ideal language for developers to learn object-oriented programming. Object REXX for Windows is an ideal clue for a wide range of existing tasks from a simple script to a database application.
Product information is available through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The following publications are available after the planned availability date. To order, contact your IBM representative.
Order Description Number Object REXX Programming Guide SH12-6726 Object REXX Reference SH12-6725 Object REXX OO Dialog Method SH12-6727 Reference
The CD-ROM includes all books in English in Acrobat Reader (PDF) format and Postscript (PS) format. The Japanese CD-ROM includes all books in Japanese in Acrobat Reader (PDF) format.
These displayable manuals are available as displayable .PDF files (Acrobat Reader) or as PostScript files as part of the basic machine-readable material and online readable helpfiles.
The program package does not include program documentation in hardcopy.
Note: The program package does not include program documentation in hardcopy form. This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for future reference.
Object REXX for Windows V2.1 includes a CD-ROM in English for the Windows operating system and no hardcopy publications. It is a programming language under Windows platforms on workstations.
To order Object REXX for Windows V2.1, select the program package charge (1 Install included). For additional installs, order the Install entitlement in the quantity needed.
The price model of Object REXX for Windows V2.1 has a one-time charge (OTC) unit.
Part Description Number Object REXX for Windows V2.1 English Media Package BA82SIE Development Edition English Documentation Package BA86HIE Development Edition English Media Package BA82TIE Interpreter Edition English Documentation Package BA86IIE Interpreter Edition Japanese Media Package BA82TJA Interpreter Edition VPO Instl Object REXX Win D05U6ML Development 1 install VPO Instl/SW Sub Object REXX Win Development 1 install 1 Anniv D181MML 2 Anniv D181NML Part Description Number VPO SW Sub Rnwl Object REXX Win E067RML Development 1 install VPO SW Sub Object REXX Win Development 1 install 1 Anniv D1824ML 2 Anniv D1826ML CO Instl/SW Sub Object REXX Win Development 1 install 1 Anniv D1828ML 2 Anniv D182AML CO SW Sub Rnwl Object REXX Win E068JML Development 1 install CO SW Sub Object REXX Win Development 1 install 1 Anniv D1825ML 2 Anniv D182GML CO Supt Object REXX Win Development 1 flat 1 Anniv AR60HML 2 Anniv AR64BML VPO Instl Object REXX Win D05U5ML Development 1 install VPO Instl/SW Sub Object REXX Win Development 1 install 1 Anniv D181PML 2 Anniv D181QML VPO SW Sub Rnwl Object REXX Win E067UML Installer 1 install VPO SW Sub Object REXX Win Installer 1 install 1 Anniv D182SML 2 Anniv D182UML CO Instl/SW Sub Object REXX Win Installer 1 install 1 Anniv D181UML 2 Anniv D181VML CO SW Sub Rnwl Object REXX Win E0680ML Installer 1 install CO SW Sub Object REXX Win Installer 1 install 1 Anniv D182YML 2 Anniv D182ZML CO Supt Object REXX Win Installer 1 flat 1 Anniv AR60IML 2 Anniv AR64CML
Program Part Description Number Number Object REXX for Windows V2.1 Development Edition 5639-M68 0791028 Per Install 0791029 Interpreter Edition 5639-M69 0791030 Per Install 0791031
Withdrawal of Previous Passport Advantage Part Numbers: The following Passport Advantage part numbers are being replaced or made obsolete by this announcement. The effective withdrawal date is June 30, 2001.
Orders for these part numbers will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal, nor will normal marketing activities or educational support be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM.
Part Description Number Object REXX for Windows Interpreter Edition V1.1 BA8P6NA Advantage Media Pack Development Edition V1.1 BA8P4NA Advantage Media Pack Interpreter Edition V1.1 25L9159 Advantage Media Pack -- Japanese
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Ship media only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation)
Terms and Conditions
The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
IBM Part Feature List Description Number Number Price(1) PID number: 5639-M68 Program Package with 0791028 0001 $299 1 Install Per Install 0791029 0002 289 PID number: 5639-M69 Program Package with 0791030 0001 75 1 Install Per Install 0791031 0002 65
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:
Use Priority/Reference Code: SE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. SE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.