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New Re: Mike-Shunning Competition
classic rexx:

do 50; say '*shun*'; end

object rexx:

do 50; .output~lineout('*shun*'); end

... though the classic rexx code will work just fine in the object rexx interpreter, of course.
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New Well, if we're running in the interpreter:


will output *shun* 50 times.

Does Rexx have a command-line option?

-scott anderson

"Welcome to Rivendell, Mr. Anderson..."
New Yeah, it's called rexxtry

Actually, that's the format you'd use in rexxtry:

rexxtry do 50; say '*shun*'; end

Hmmm... using object rexx you could do something like this:

rexxtry say ('*shun*'0d0a~x2c)~copies(50)

which will put out fifty lines. If you don't care about actual lines of output, you could do

rexxtry say '*shun*'~copies(50)

Of course, if you wanted to mix'n'match functional/oo ("Heresy!", he cried), you might want to change the second example to be

rexxtry charout(,('*shun*'0d0a~x2c)~copies(50))

Or, alternatively, and keeping more in tune with the built-in object model, you could do

rexxtry .output~charout(('*shun*'0d0a~x2c)~copies(50))

All depends on how you want to go about it, I guess:)

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New way back in the stone ages...
I wrote a little utility called REXX. It would take a REXX statement and execute it, or if there were no arguments it would simulate a shell environment. I used it alot. I just checked. I still have it. Here's the opening comments:
\n/* Interactive REXX */                                          \n                                                                \n/* written  ??/??/?? by Carl Forde                            */\n/* modified 89/09/07 by Carl Forde - no errortext for NOVALUE */\n/*                                 - display command instead  */\n/* modified 90/02/01 by Carl Forde - remove signal on ERROR   */\n

By changing the filetype it would run as an XEDIT macro. Very handy for debugging XEDIT applications.
wow. makes me all nostalgic.
Have fun,
Carl Forde
New Bitch.
You get included in the program, now, too.

New I am honoured.
'Tis far nobler a thing... ;)
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     Mike-Shunning Competition - (pwhysall) - (48)
         Bitches. - (Yendor)
         Shunning Mike with the Snake: - (admin) - (7)
             Bitch -NT - (Yendor) - (6)
                 *shun* -NT - (admin)
                 *shun* -NT - (pwhysall)
                 self.idle("stop"); self.shun("Mike"); self.idle("start"); -NT - (drewk) - (3)
                     Bitch -NT - (Yendor) - (2)
                         Stop yer bitchin', bitch. -NT - (CRConrad) - (1)
                             Who asked you? - (Yendor)
         bashun - (kmself) - (15)
             Python still the one to beat at 31 characters. - (admin) - (7)
                 Well I Wouldn't want to shun Mike, but... - (Meerkat) - (3)
                     Oooers... - (admin)
                     Not you, too! - (Yendor)
                     Nice, but a wee problem... - (inthane-chan)
                 Not any more it ain't - (ben_tilly) - (2)
                     Perl range answer - (pwhysall) - (1)
                         Now inline it - (ben_tilly)
             Re: bashun II - (kmself) - (6)
                 woah... I like it... -NT - (folkert)
                 Reading trouble? - (ben_tilly)
                 bitch, etc -NT - (Yendor)
                 Re: bashun III - (kmself) - (1)
                     Very nasty - (ben_tilly)
                 You can lose a character - (ben_tilly)
         The undisputed master? - (CRConrad) - (2)
             Nope, invalid entry. - (admin)
             Not only that... - (Yendor)
         Bigger, badder, better... - (Yendor) - (6)
             Obfuscated, test cases included. - (Yendor) - (5)
                 /me thinks Mike has entirely too much free time - (drewk) - (4)
                     Absolutely. - (admin)
                     Not much else to do... - (Yendor) - (2)
                         Level 33 - (pwhysall) - (1)
                             Yeah, what's your point? - (Yendor)
         Re: Mike-Shunning Competition - (jake123) - (5)
             Well, if we're running in the interpreter: - (admin) - (2)
                 Yeah, it's called rexxtry - (jake123) - (1)
                     way back in the stone ages... - (cforde)
             Bitch. - (Yendor) - (1)
                 I am honoured. - (jake123)
         Gotta do an Icon version... - (static)
         Re: Mike-Shunning Competition - (deSitter) - (4)
             What, no prize?? -NT - (deSitter) - (3)
                 Well... - (ben_tilly) - (2)
                     Re: Well... - (deSitter) - (1)
                         Perhaps an example would help clarify - (ben_tilly)
         Clearly: this is how MAN entries are edited.__All explained. -NT - (Ashton)

I'm trying to be scientific about the ineffable and all you can think of is your schwantz.
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