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Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] any chance of getting a COBOL compiler
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Kevin Mark wrote:
> 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?
Last I heard, COBOL still runs the world, not Java or C++ or Ruby (on
Rails). It's one of the dirty secrets of computing.