for that matter, microfocus cobol runs on pcs and unix, certainly they support linux - and it is very good cobol by anyone's stadnards (OLD COBOL programmers never die, then just bend fold staple and mutilate) I once wrote an English language query generator (before SQL days) , my imitation of EasyTrieve, and I wrote it in COBOL I wrote a spreadsheet program in - COBOL I wrote a program generator in - COBOL It was on the NCR I series, and the only language on the Iseries was - COBOL Leif Svalgaard wrote: > > From: Nathan M. Andelin <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > From: "Leif Svalgaard" <email@example.com> > > > as I have stated many times before: it is wrong to blame > > > IBM's poor marketing for the demise of the 400 > > > (umm: e(logo)server iSeries). IBM *want* to get > > > rid of the 400, to make it go away, so what they do > > > (or don't do in this case) makes perfect sense and > > > is not inept in any way. > > > > Why would IBM *want* the 400 to go away? Surely, you're joking. But this > > isn't the first time you've said it. What's your rationale? > > > > in the midrange server market, IBM has two systems that > are very much alike (hardware wise) and which are in a sense > competing against one another. One is seen as old-fashioned > and is apparently a marketing embarrassment. Once we all run > linux and no green screens anymore, there won't be enough > difference between the two series to warrant having two of them. > Ah, someone may say, but it makes a lot of sense to run > COBOL on the server as COBOL is a much better business > language than C, C++, or Java, but COBOL also runs on > the pSeries. There is my rationale. > But haven't we had this sort of discussion many times already? > > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. -- Brad Jensen email@example.com President Electronic Storage Corporation Tulsa OK USA 918-664-7276 LaserVault Report Retrieval & Data Mining www.Laservault.com www.eufrates.com - Add distance learning to your site with easy course preparation
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.