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RE: A Recollection

by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain)
on May 08, 2000 at 16:35 UTC ( #10596=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A Recollection

It is true, that at the time, COBOL served it's purpose on the big
iron, but at the same time, many schools still teach it, and coming
to that from working with Javascript, it was really really painful.
Not to mention that we had just studiedt VB before that, so we were
used to creating GUIs and having all those toys to play with, and
then to go to COBOL....ugh...luckily, my teacher had a sense of humor.

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RE: RE: A Recollection
by Anonymous Monk on May 08, 2000 at 23:34 UTC
    I'm strugling with COBOL assignments today and actually checked some results with Perl. Perl was 1. easier to do.. 2. about 10 - 15 % faster... But I can actually see the point in using COBOL. It would be far to expensive to rebuild all legacy systems in perl!

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