We maintain a few old COBOL reporting programs but anything new we write in 
RPG.  All our interactive programs are in RPG.  The only reason we haven't 
converted the COBOL report progams to RPG is that we don't want to let the 
"rust" get too thick on our knowledge of COBOL just in case we change jobs and 
need it. 

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Well, either we are too clever, or we are a dying breed?

What if some of you could write someting about COBOL's future to this 
list.  What happends to COBOL? (ILE, OO, etc, etc...)  Is it at all 
interesting working with COBOL today?  Or is it only us oldtimers 
mantaining old systems who are using the laguage today?  They do not learn 
it in scools anymore...(it's decades ago..


Mvh.

Geir Kildal
TietoEnator AS
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ML:

This list is seldom active. In fact, it seems less active than it should 
be even if a 5% estimate of penetration for COBOL in the AS/400 world is a 
reasonable guess.

One post went by a few days ago; but I wasn't familiar enough with what 
the poster wanted, so I let it go. The question seemed pretty narrowly 
focused and best answered by someone who had done the same thing in the 
past.

But that's been it for a while.

I'm not sure if that means COBOL programmers have fewer problems than RPG 
programmers or not. Interesting thought.

Tom Liotta

cobol400-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>   1.  test-please do not open (mahalakshmi s)
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>I have subscribed recently. Since I didn't receive any group mails,
>just wanted to send a test mail.
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>Sorry for the inconvenience,
>ML

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