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From: Ruben Safir
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] any chance of getting a COBOL compiler
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On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 01:38:06PM -0400, Ron Guerin wrote:
> 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.
> - Ron
I thought it was LISP.