Along these lines, and not to suggest this is necessarily representative of
language usage, it occurred to me that out of the last three companies I
worked with one was RPG, one was RPG and COBOL, and one was RPG, COBOL, and
C. The language used was simply what was convenient for a given task, not
that one language had capabilities that the others did not. This comment
is also ignoring languages such as CL and environments such as QShell,
which are certainly in use.

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 4:18 PM Bruce Vining <bruce.vining@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

There continue to be a large number of COBOL shops. In some cases COBOL
side-by-side with RPG, in other cases just COBOL.

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 3:59 PM Jon Paris <jon.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Actually quite a large percentage of sites had COBOL back in the day
when I was involved with it Rich.

At one point 18% of all Developement** systems (** Those that had also
licensed SEU, PDM etc.) had COBOL. For RPG I _think_ the percentage was
about 95 - so many shops had both.


On Feb 18, 2020, at 3:37 PM, Rich Loeber <rich@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

David,

Thanks for sharing this. While the IBM i platform and its predecessors
have all been RPG oriented, the OS has always included COBOL as an option.
COBOL is my "native" language and I still create new applications with it.
It integrates with the API's in the OS well and I have yet to find
something that I can't get done using it. I have even deployed CGI browser
applications that talk with COBOL programs.

Rich Loeber - @richloeber
Kisco Information Systems
http://www.kisco.com

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On 2/17/2020 4:53 PM, David Gibbs via COBOL400-L wrote:
Just saw this on my feed...


https://developers.slashdot.org/story/20/02/17/0141200/many-businesses-still-love-cobol

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