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Re: RE: COBOL vs. Perl

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 12, 2003 at 02:33 UTC ( #314211=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: COBOL vs. Perl
in thread COBOL vs. Perl

From my 10 years in consulting, I have to say that Mainframe programmers still using COBOL/Fortran/PL/1 or whatever -- just haven't seen the light. Kids are learning PERL, XML, HTML and Javascript in high school. And... can do more with it that any 15 year vet in COBOL/CICS/JCL. COBOL exceled in batch/file processing for non-academics: ie, those people who needed code to say "MOVE WS-MY-BIG-NUMBER TO WS-MY-BIG-TOTAL" instead of a=b.


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RE: COBOL vs. Perl
by delirium (Chaplain) on Dec 12, 2003 at 03:38 UTC
    Dude, seriously. This thread is over three years old. You also wouldn't say "a=b" in Perl.
      Hey, not sure you're aware of this but COBOL code still constitutes the largest chunk of application code in the world. Yes, believe it. COBOL vs whatever will be around for the next 10 years at least.
      yeah what is up with up fools that jump right into a thread without checking the dates?

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