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From: Ruben Safir
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] any chance of getting a COBOL compiler
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On Mon, Sep 07, 2009 at 06:09:18PM -0400, Contrarian wrote:
>> 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.
> Better sooner than later, is my view. Ruben?
>> 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.
> For the C/C++ kids, the problem is solved.
> I'm not sure that all of these ppl are up to installing
> any COBOL yet, and I'm fairly sure most of them have
> no Linux/Unix acquaintance. One doesn't need much
> to *use* it (the main glitch for many with gcc is
> capturing the error msgs if they are using pico)
I don't see doing that until the server software is upgraded.