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Object Oriented REXX

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109247D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Payton, BG: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for generating and manipulating hierarchically related objects in an interpretive language system of compound (stemmed) variable type, such as REXX.

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Object Oriented REXX

       Disclosed is a method for generating and manipulating
hierarchically related objects in an interpretive language system of
compound (stemmed) variable type, such as REXX.

      The language system used must include facilities for invoking
procedure calls, for dynamic binding and resource allocation, and for
message routing among objects.  The method comprises two steps.

      First, an interpretable string is created possessing the
following attributes: 1) procedure calls are remitted via the message
router; 2) objects are called by name; and 3) the string may be
resolved into the function of the named object, message identity, and
state information associated with the named object and any
antecedents thereof.  In the second step, the string is interpreted.