Adding BASIC script interpreter

Dave Lloyd <Dave@OCCL-CAM.DEMON.CO.UK>
Fri, 17 Feb 1995 02:55:01 GMT

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From: Dave Lloyd <Dave@OCCL-CAM.DEMON.CO.UK>
Keywords: Basic, interpreter
Organization: Compilers Central
Referecnes: 95-02-125
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 02:55:01 GMT

Michael Malak said...
> I am searching for an easy way to add a macro/scripting capability to
> my application developed under the Watcom C/C++ 10.0 DOS extender. My
> first choice would be a BASIC-type language, as most of the end-users
> for the application already know BASIC.

Under OS/2 I would strongly recommend REXX as the language of choice. It
has much of the basic simplicity but is a bit cleaner and has a pretty
intelligible syntax. More importantly it is designed as a scripting
language both for driving an application (such as a command shell or
editor) and for providing user-scripting (such as a comms package). Look
for the REXX FAQ (dunno where) which has a list of REXX interpreters
available for other platforms including DOS (though not so sure about an

Dave Lloyd Email:
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