>>>>>>Still, if I were advising in this case, I'd probably go with RPG (or
>>>>>>even C) before COBOL.  Next year, I might say Java, who knows!


At one point I was equally 'fluent' in COBOL and RPG (for the
System/3/15/D).  I picked the language that was 'best' for the job at hand.
One time I was part way into coding in RPG, then scrapped it and re-did it
in COBOL because the 3-dimensional arrays were only a feature in COBOL.

The point is that neither language is 'better,' just more useful at the moment.

I -did- find that, after writing in RPG for quite a while, the logic in my
COBOL programs seemed to resemble the RPG Cycle.   (:

--Paul E Musselman
PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com


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