AW: classic REXX --> netrexx converter

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
3 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

AW: classic REXX --> netrexx converter

Thomas.Schneider
Hello there again,

  thanks for your replies.
  ok, let me try it --  I have started to write the converter REXX2NRX.

  it will not be 100 % super, but it should do it's work to change the major differences in language syntax and semantics

  for example stems to array notation, function invocation to method reference, ...

  I will do this using a couple of routines I wrote for YEAR2000 & EURO conversion of COBOL programs, and a generalized preprocessor invetned years ago.

  The overall architecture is:

  REX_SCAN:   a scanner which identifies all tokens and where/how they are used.
  REX_CONV:   a parser which identifies the necessary changes
  TT_XCHA :   a standard module I already have which executes the changes.

TT is an acronym for 'The Transformator' : The purpose of this tool is to translate computer languages when needed. Not yet complete, but an interesting approach, I believe.

I did already implement YEAR2000 conversion of COBOL programs and a COBOL II report writer using this piece oft software,
hence the subroutines (procedures) are quite stable.

Now, coming back again to the task in question:  REXX --> NETREXX converter (transformator)

If you have any hints how to avoid pitfalls or where to get good test cases please let me know.

As it loooks now, I expect a version 0.0.0 release end of 1. quarter 2000.

Thanks again for your cooperation,

Tom.

Thomas Schneider
Projekt-Leiter Jahr 2000 & EURO-Umstellung
Buchgemeinschaft Donauland
Niederhofstr 37
A 1121 Wien

Telefon: 0043/1/81102/638
Fax: 0043/1/81102/604
e-mail: [hidden email]

> -----Urspr> √ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: [hidden email] [SMTP:[hidden email]]
> Gesendet am: Dienstag, 4. Januar 2000 14:59
> An: [hidden email]
> Betreff: Re: classic REXX --> netrexx converter
>
>
>
> I could use one of them myself :-)    Don't think anyone has written one yet.
>
> Mike
>
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> Mike Cowlishaw, IBM Fellow
> mailto:[hidden email]  --  http://www2.hursley.ibm.com
>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To unsubscribe from this mailing list ( ibm-netrexx ), please send a note to
[hidden email]
with the following message in the body of the note
unsubscribe ibm-netrexx <e-mail address>

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

RE: classic REXX --> netrexx converter

Brian R. Atkins
IBM's maybe should think  about  using code from  Lpex a IBM edit  some time
ago with scanner parser and formatter  for Rexx.  Could  save some time. Or
look at CoCo for full blown solution to this problem.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [hidden email]
> [mailto:[hidden email]]On Behalf Of
> [hidden email]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2000 12:44 PM
> To: [hidden email]
> Cc: [hidden email]
> Subject: AW: classic REXX --> netrexx converter
>
>
>
> Hello there again,
>
>   thanks for your replies.
>   ok, let me try it --  I have started to write the converter REXX2NRX.
>
>   it will not be 100 % super, but it should do it's work to
> change the major differences in language syntax and semantics
>
>   for example stems to array notation, function invocation to
> method reference, ...
>
>   I will do this using a couple of routines I wrote for YEAR2000
> & EURO conversion of COBOL programs, and a generalized
> preprocessor invetned years ago.
>
>   The overall architecture is:
>
>   REX_SCAN:   a scanner which identifies all tokens and
> where/how they are used.
>   REX_CONV:   a parser which identifies the necessary changes
>   TT_XCHA :   a standard module I already have which executes the changes.
>
> TT is an acronym for 'The Transformator' : The purpose of this
> tool is to translate computer languages when needed. Not yet
> complete, but an interesting approach, I believe.
>
> I did already implement YEAR2000 conversion of COBOL programs and
> a COBOL II report writer using this piece oft software,
> hence the subroutines (procedures) are quite stable.
>
> Now, coming back again to the task in question:  REXX --> NETREXX
> converter (transformator)
>
> If you have any hints how to avoid pitfalls or where to get good
> test cases please let me know.
>
> As it loooks now, I expect a version 0.0.0 release end of 1. quarter 2000.
>
> Thanks again for your cooperation,
>
> Tom.
>
> Thomas Schneider
> Projekt-Leiter Jahr 2000 & EURO-Umstellung
> Buchgemeinschaft Donauland
> Niederhofstr 37
> A 1121 Wien
>
> Telefon: 0043/1/81102/638
> Fax: 0043/1/81102/604
> e-mail: [hidden email]
>
> > -----Urspr> √ľngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: [hidden email] [SMTP:[hidden email]]
> > Gesendet am: Dienstag, 4. Januar 2000 14:59
> > An: [hidden email]
> > Betreff: Re: classic REXX --> netrexx converter
> >
> >
> >
> > I could use one of them myself :-)    Don't think anyone has
> written one yet.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> > Mike Cowlishaw, IBM Fellow
> > mailto:[hidden email]  --  http://www2.hursley.ibm.com
> >
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> ~~~~~~~~~~~
> To unsubscribe from this mailing list ( ibm-netrexx ), please
> send a note to
> [hidden email]
> with the following message in the body of the note
> unsubscribe ibm-netrexx <e-mail address>
>

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To unsubscribe from this mailing list ( ibm-netrexx ), please send a note to
[hidden email]
with the following message in the body of the note
unsubscribe ibm-netrexx <e-mail address>

Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: AW: classic REXX --> netrexx converter

dIon Gillard/Multitask Consulting/AU
In reply to this post by Thomas.Schneider

Thomas, when you have releases, I'll add them to the freely available code section on our web site, if that's ok by you.

--
dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting
Work:      http://www.multitask.com.au
Play:        http://www.trongus.com
I've just returned from THE Java Programming Conference, http://www.SoftwareSummit.com - be there next year


Hello there again,                

 thanks for your replies.
 ok, let me try it --  I have started to write the converter REXX2NRX.

 it will not be 100 % super, but it should do it's work to change the major differences in language syntax and semantics

 for example stems to array notation, function invocation to method reference, ...

 I will do this using a couple of routines I wrote for YEAR2000 & EURO conversion of COBOL programs, and a generalized preprocessor invetned years ago.

 The overall architecture is:

 REX_SCAN:                    a scanner which identifies all tokens and where/how they are used.
 REX_CONV:                    a parser which identifies the necessary changes
 TT_XCHA :                   a standard module I already have which executes the changes.

TT is an acronym for 'The Transformator' : The purpose of this tool is to translate computer languages when needed. Not yet complete, but an interesting approach, I believe.

I did already implement YEAR2000 conversion of COBOL programs and a COBOL II report writer using this piece oft software,
hence the subroutines (procedures) are quite stable.

Now, coming back again to the task in question:  REXX --> NETREXX converter (transformator)

If you have any hints how to avoid pitfalls or where to get good test cases please let me know.

As it loooks now, I expect a version 0.0.0 release end of 1. quarter 2000.

Thanks again for your cooperation,

Tom.

Thomas Schneider                
Projekt-Leiter Jahr 2000 & EURO-Umstellung
Buchgemeinschaft Donauland
Niederhofstr 37                
A 1121 Wien

Telefon:                  0043/1/81102/638
Fax:                 0043/1/81102/604
e-mail:                  [hidden email]

> -----Urspr> √ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von:                 [hidden email] [SMTP:[hidden email]]
> Gesendet am:                 Dienstag, 4. Januar 2000 14:59
> An:                 [hidden email]
> Betreff:                 Re: classic REXX --> netrexx converter
>
>
>
> I could use one of them myself :-)    Don't think anyone has written one yet.
>
> Mike
>
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> Mike Cowlishaw, IBM Fellow
> mailto:[hidden email]  --  http://www2.hursley.ibm.com
>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
To unsubscribe from this mailing list ( ibm-netrexx ), please send a note to
[hidden email]
with the following message in the body of the note
unsubscribe ibm-netrexx <e-mail address>