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Re: [at-l] REXX and the 1997 data book.



>Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 06:31:00
>To: SANDY@mayo.edu
>From: "Richard (Dick) L. Wix" <wixer@sparc.isl.net>
>Subject: Re: [at-l] REXX and the 1997 data book.
>
>
>Sandy,,,
>
>  Guess *REXX* puts you in the ancient history bracket... Haven't used it
>for many a year, got out of MVS and TSO service in the pre-cambrian era ;-}
>
>
>At 03:58 PM 12/16/96 +0000, you wrote:
>>> SANDY@mayo.edu wrote:
>>> > 
>>> 
>>> > ME to GA '97  (REXX says leaving in 3,662 hours and 5 minutes )
>>> >    
>>> Sandy, who is REXX????
>>> 
>>> Bob
>>Since a number of people have asked this I will answer here.
>>(I was kinda waiting to see how many computer types would answer.
>>
>>***BUT, First, the 1997 ATC Data books are here YEAAA !!!!!!
>>the trail length for 1997 is listed at 2160.2 , a little longer
>>than this year. Now the search begins to find all the relocations. 
>>***
>>REXX is not a who, but a what. REXX is a computer language
>>(Restructured Extended Executor Language ) that I simply
>>wrote a program in that queries the system clock and calculates
>>how long we have to go. To make it a little more interesting
>>it gives me the time remaining in different formats daily,
>>one day in months and days, another just days, another hours and
>>minutes. For the old time computer geeks, it is running under VM
>>(uhhhhh yes people do still use it ). Since this program is giving
>>me data that I really want, I decided it deserved a name, thus Rexx
>>was born, and he very politely reminds me daily that our thru-hike is
>>getting closer to reality everyday.
>>
>>Sandy and Alison
>>"The Smiths"
>>ME to GA '97 (REXX says leaving in 3,655 hours and 38 minutes )
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>
         Dick & Lyn  Wix     (Tropical; Rochester, MN)
                 aka  "WIXeR"  AT-94  GA->ME
                       wixer@sparc.isl.net
       We'll get there,,,, when we get there.!!" - obscure

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