Release 2.98 of uni-REXX is available now for Solaris 8/9-10 Sparc
and Intel, AIX 4/5, HP/UX 11, and Linux Intel and S/390.
New features of this release are:
Large file support 64-bit Input and Output for AIX, HP-UX,
Solaris, Linux, and Win32. File offsets and sizes may now be
up to 16 digits in length.
Full 64-bit execution mode available. 64-bit object libraries
provided for re-linking.
Improved code reentrancy and thread safety to support multithreaded
and multiprocessor REXX programs.
Uses case sensitive comparison for in-memory program searches.
Fixed possible sign error when dividing by -1.
The "delete" command in the stream() function now
Added the RexxFreeString() function to free strings allocated
In Win32 environments stream(file,'c','query exists') now works
when 'file' is a drive specification or a drive's root directory.
Added the rxxusername([option]) function. Option characters
- 'a' - Actual users name (UNIX only)
- 'e' - Effective user name (UNIX only)
'l' - login user name (UNIX only)
Under Windows, the option is ignored.
A number of fixes to output of the format() command.
Added environment variables to specify the initial sizes of
REXX compilation areas:
- REXXINITIALCODESIZE - initial code size, default 65504.
- REXXINITIALCONSTANTTABLESIZE - initial constant table size,
REXXINITIALSYMBOLCOUNT - initial number of symbols, default
On "transient" or "byte" streams, charin() will now block until
the full read is complete.
- For Win32 environments, added new built in functions:
WinGetProfile <inifile>, <section, <key> to
get a value from a .ini file
WinSetProfile <inifile, <section>, <key>, <value>
to put a value into a .ini file
Defining the environment variable REXXSTREAMOPENDEFAULTINPUT
makes the default open type input, for compatibility with the
stream() function prior to release 2.32.