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NetRexx Change History

NetRexx 2.01

This release is the reference implementation for NetRexx 2, and requires Java 1.1.2 (or later) to run. NetRexx 2 releases are a superset of NetRexx 1.00, as published in the NetRexx Language Definition. New language features since NetRexx 1.00 are documented in the NetRexx Supplement.

Updates:

2.02
[22 May 2001] This is a maintenance release; loop i=a to b until x incorrectly optimized the control variable test in some circumstances. No other changes are included.

2.01
[1 Apr 2001] This is a maintenance release which corrects excessive memory usage when large numbers of files are imported and the -prompt option is used. No other changes are included.

2.00
[26 Aug 2000] This is a major new release, which consolidates the changes of NetRexx 1.1 and adds the NetRexx interpreter and improved documentation. The enhancements are:

NetRexx 1.1xx

The following changes are those which were made in NetRexx 1.1xx releases. NetRexx 1.1xx releases require Java 1.1.0 (or later).

Updates:

1.160
[10 Feb 2000] This release has some language enhancements, along with some problem fixes and other improvements:

1.151
[3 Sep 1999] This refresh has some minor enhancements:

1.150
[23 Jul 1999] This release is a maintenance update with some minor enhancements:

1.148
[21 Dec 1998] This release makes significant improvements in importing classes and in the select instruction:

1.144
[21 Oct 1998] This maintenance release primarily allows more explicit control over the compiler, for working with 'minimal' virual machines.

1.142
[1 Sep 1998] This version is a maintenance release, primarily to support changes in the Java Development Kit (JDK) introduced for Java 1.2. Please see the NetRexx User's Guide for details for additions to the class path needed to run under Java 1.2.

The other changes are:

1.140
[26 May 1998]

  1. The new var option on trace lets changes to named variables be traced selectively. For example:
  2. The trace instruction may now be used before the first class instruction; it then applies to all classes in a program.
  3. Context is now shown while tracing – if a trace line is produced from a different program or thread than the preceding trace line, then an indicator line (prefixed with ---) is displayed.

See the NetRexx Supplement for details.

1.132
[15 Apr 1998]

1.130
[8 Mar 1998]

1.128
[14 Feb 1998]

1.125
[10 Jan 1998]

1.122
[27 Nov 1997]

1.121
[21 Oct 1997]

1.120
[1 Sep 1997]

1.113
[3 Aug 1997]

1.104
[22 Jul 1997]

1.103
[3 Jul 1997]

NetRexx 1.0x

This release is the reference implementation for NetRexx 1.00, as published in The NetRexx Language Definition, and later updates. NetRexx 1.0x updates will run on Java 1.0.1 or any later releases, though certain new features may require a Java 1.1 compiler to compile the generated Java code.

Updates:

1.02
[25 Jun 1997]

1.01
[15 Jun 1997]

1.00
[24 May 1997] Cosmetic changes:

  1. Methods listed during compilation now have their argument types listed (if any)
  2. Methods generated from Indirect Properties are now listed.

[6 May 1997]

[15 Apr 1997]

[13 Mar 1997]

[18 Feb 1997]

[6 Feb 1997]

[3 Jan 1997]

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