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

I once wrote an English language query generator (before SQL
days) , my imitation of EasyTrieve, and I wrote it in


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 <>
> > From: "Leif Svalgaard" <>
> > > 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?
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