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Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] any chance of getting a COBOL compiler
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> on the server.
> Have been talking to a kid at City Tech (or whatever its
> called now) and it's been two classes and they haven't
> gotten to "Hello World" yet.*
> Might interest a few of them.
There's several to choose from, and the real problem here is likely to
be figuring out which is the one most compatible with what they're
supposed to be doing their assignments on.
> This wouldn't help them with the mainframe environment
> but it would with COBOL. Practice makes perfect.
I did my college programming assignments elsewhere after one exceedingly
unpleasant afternoon spent with CANDE and the not-quite-compatible
terminals hooked up to the Burroughs mainframe there. I can't imagine
what students face today, but I'd guess they're still better off
avoiding the college's student computing resources.