PPWIZARD is a free preprocessor for HTML, REXX, Visual Basic or any text files.
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Operating System Status

See ZdNet's review for PPWIZARD (windows, unix, OS/2 and DOS)

This free html preprocessor runs natively under OS/2 or under the free Regina interpreter (available at "http://www.lightlink.com/hessling"). You may wish to have a look at a list of some of the operating systems PPWIZARD users use.

As I have only tested PPWIZARD program on the native OS/2 (classic or object rexx) and Regina REXX interpreters, I can only expect it to work on these interpreters.

Note that Regina looks in the directories mentioned in the "REGINA_MACROS" environment variable for REXX scripts if they are not in the current directory (it does not use the "PATH" environment variable). Unless "ppwizard.rex" is located in a path mentioned in "REGINA_MACROS" then a command such as "regina ppwizard tryme.it" will fail unless PPWIZARD is in the current directory. Of course it will also fail if "regina" is not in one of the directories mentioned in the "PATH" environment or in the current directory.

Please see the following operating system pages:

I expect that PPWIZARD will run with few if any tweeking in any operating system supported by Regina. From Regina's web site:

Your Source

I have made the preprocessor cross platform. This means that PPWIZARD will run across many platforms, but does not mean that your source will build correct output for multiple platforms. There are issues that you will need to take care of to ensure that your code is cross platform also (if you care)!

As an example of a mistake you could easily have made, you could have used the OS/2 "filespec()" routine instead of the PPWIZARD "FilePart" call. The resulting output would function correctly only on the OS/2 platform.

Regina - All Operating Systems

Some things that are currently disabled are:

Some other situations not fully supported yet:

Operating Systems Not Yet Supported

If Regina works on your operating system, but your operating system is not listed above, then contact me.

If you are prepared to help (test changes etc), then I will try to get it to work for you. Before contacting me please download the latest "rexx4ppw" package from http://dennisbareis.com/ppwizard.htm and send me the redirected output.


When reporting problems please run the preprocessor with the "/debug" flag and give the the command line used, the redirected output, and the source file(s).

email me  any feedback, additional information or corrections.
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Saturday May 28 2022 at 2:55pm