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The answer is a resounding no. Rexx was not a popular scripting language for DOS because it didn't offer any significant advantage over DOS batch files, besides the differing syntax which is a subjective benefit. Where Rexx really shines is as a scripting language for automating applications. That's how it was used on the Amiga. But since PC-DOS/MS-DOS is ...


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Given that those files are not regular executables, why were they given the COM extension in the first place? They are executable files. They are loadable binary images. In so far they are exactly like COM files, except, when loaded, they are not loaded at offset 0100h, after a prepared PSP, and started with CS:IP as segment:0100h, but segment:0000h. ...


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