in reply to RE: A Recollection
in thread A Recollection

The language is NOT dead. Our core product is a havy-duty cobol crunching engine. It runs under Micro-Focus on a variety of unix boxes, including Linux. We have added some Java front-ends to it, and some additional reporting and data mining capabilities. But the core is still COBOL, and will be for many many years. What COBOL does, it does well. TMTOWTDI applies across languages and platforms.

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RE: RE: RE: A Recollection
by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain) on May 09, 2000 at 21:58 UTC
    You are absolutely right, COBOL is not dead, and I don't see it
    going away for a few years at least. And certainly, the job that
    it does, it does well, but that does not mitigate the pain and
    anguish that comes from having to code large COBOL systems.8^)
    Whoever wants to work on COBOL is more than welcome to, I will not
    question their choice, but I know that it is not for me, and I am
    happier working with things like Perl. just my $0.02.