There is a certain beauty in the self-documenting nature of COBOL.


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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.

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