thomasrapp wrote: ↑Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:34 am
This applies only to the Kilowatt Software r4 implentation of Rexx. Arexx is 30 years older than that.
Indeed. Although Polluks also refers to TRL-2, I assume that means the book "The Rexx Language", second edition, by Mike Cowlishaw, and that came out in 1990.
Perhaps more importantly, ARexx is not a 1 to 1 implementation of Rexx. Some parts of Rexx are not included in ARexx, some are implemented differently, while a number of additions over the original Rexx were also made for ARexx.
The best reference for how ARexx should behave is and will always be the original documentation from Bill Hawes. A close second is the ARexxGuide from Aminet.
As for whether the described behaviour is a bug in regards to those references, sorry, I have no idea.