|FROM ||Kevin Mark
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] any chance of getting a COBOL compiler
|On Mon, Sep 07, 2009 at 01:10:34PM -0400, Contrarian wrote:
> 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.
> This wouldn't help them with the mainframe environment
> but it would with COBOL. Practice makes perfect.
> There is a Hello World for COBOL, I've found it. One
> MOVEs the "Hello World" to other field.
I tried open-cobol on my jaunty jackalope system and ran the hello-world found
in the 'info' files. This work after I figured out the correct whitespace use.
It has several compatibility modes for various cobol versions.
Now what kind of place teaches COBOL? Where are they expecting folks to get a
job when there is a large amount of 50+ yr olds with a decade of expirence?
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