[Coco] obscure programming languages was Re: books
alxevans at concentric.net
Sat Dec 1 21:31:29 EST 2007
On 30 Nov 2007, at 2:33 PM, Mark McDougall wrote:
> Mark McDougall wrote:
>> They had just paid big $$$ for some consultant to architect the
>> next-gen application framework for the whole company. The plan at
>> one stage was to scrap all the current PC development tools and go
>> with MicroFocus COBOL, using 3270 terminal screen-scraping for
>> mainframe-PC communications.
> Oh yeah, the push was for OS/2 instead of Windows too... those
> consultants were worth every penny eh??? ;)
Considering the state of development at the time, that probably was
actually a decent idea.
My contact with COBOL under CP/M leads me to agree with your opinion
of the language. Still old code never dies.
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