[CentOS] OT Open Cobol

Fri Apr 27 16:54:33 UTC 2012
Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org>

On Fri, 2012-04-27 at 16:53 +0200, Chris Geldenhuis wrote:
> Has anyone on this list had any success with installing and using Open 
> Cobol on RH or CentOS?
> Any pointers would be very welcome.

I played with it once years ago;  it seemed to work Ok.  Sadly, COBOL is
not COBOL and ISAM is not ISAM, so code portability isn't likely and the
Open COBOL application possibly won't be able to access the files from
an RM or Acu COBOL application [some things never change].  So you'd at
least have to export / import any data between COBOL compilers.

At least COBOL had a relatively simple and reliable way to produce CRUD
screens;  which just about every other environment *still* lacks - at
least the Open Source onces.  Oh well.