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The Command Language in XDE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034618D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Gest, SB Wymore, FW [+details]

Abstract

XDE is an advanced software development environment targeted for the IBM RT PC* running IBM's proprietary UNIX** operating system AIX***. The command language in XDE contains a unique combination of features that fits the needs of the environment and those of the host languages. Although many of the features of this language are not individually unique, their combination provided an elegant and powerful solution to many of the environment's command language problems. Several aspects of the command language will be covered in this disclosure. First, a rough description of the command syntax will be given. This is followed by a discussion of variables, pseudo variables, keyword variables, macros and scripts, and pseudo macros. Finally invocation methods and user configurable invocation methods are discussed.