|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout - NYLXS] Release of GnuCOBOL 3.1.2 | I spent alotta
|On 12/25/20 9:46 AM, S. wrote:
> I spent alotta years coding COBOL on Sperry Univac, IBM 3090's, DEC
> Vax's, Burroughs B1855-1955 Series.
> Still runs much of the financial/banking world big corps., bullet-proof
> legacy software running since 1960's and still going !
I rememeber when Sperry was a HUGE company and had a building in Midtown
> On Friday, December 25, 2020, 12:48:21 AM EST, Simon Sobisch
> Three years (and multiple release candidates without a final version)
> after GnuCOBOL 2.2 the GnuCOBOL developers are proud to announce the
> formal release of GnuCOBOL 3.1.2.
> What is GnuCOBOL
> GnuCOBOL is a free, modern COBOL compiler.
> It translates COBOL into intermediate C and compiles the code using a
> native C compiler (preferably GCC, but not limited to it).
> More information about GnuCOBOL can be found at
> Noteworthy changes
> The amount of features are too much to note, but you can skip over the
> attached NEWS file to investigate them, here are some of the highlights:
> Huge improvements for compatibility to different COBOL dialects, better
> error handling and adjustable exceptions per COBOL 2002; more modern
> format for diagnostic messages (especially useful when used in an
> integrated development environment possible in Emacs, Vim, VSCodium and
> others) and improved source-level debugging.
> Shipped with 3.0-rc1 already:
> XML GENERATE and JSON GENERATE
> REPORT WRITER module
> sparse and split key support
> GnuCOBOL 3.x keeps full compatibility to GnuCOBOL 2.2, you can therefore
> use old COBOL modules without recompile, if needed,
> Getting the Software
> Official source kits can be downloaded from
> but we suggest to use a mirror a nearby mirror for higher
> download bandwidth:
> If you have a working or partly working program that you'd like
> to offer to the GNU project as a GNU package,
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