Indeed. One client I worked for several years ago was originally a COBOL
shop, had COBOL applications they were still using, but all new development
after some point in the distant past used RPG exclusively. I remember
being told a few times to "look at COBOL program ABC123 to see how it does
something you need to do in RPG." They treated the COBOL source as
"documentation" for their business rules.

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 6:58 PM Bruce Vining <bruce.vining@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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.


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