Perhaps a build once run anywhere idea... GnuCobol compiler creates C
executables.
Some online docs indicate it is mostly Cobol 85 compliant (as of 2015). Used
to be called OpenCobol.

Jim Franz

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From: OpenSource [mailto:opensource-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Jon Paris
Sent: Monday, September 02, 2019 2:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [IBMiOSS] [EXTERNAL] Re: [ANN] GnuCOBOL for IBM i

Since moving away for IBM i is the last thing in the world I want to
encourage this isn;'t much of a use case for me!



On Sep 2, 2019, at 2:05 PM, Yvan Janssens <friedkiwi@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

One potential use case would be a facilitator for a strangler pattern
style migration. You could port elements of an existing legacy code base bit
by bit to a new architecture or paradigm by first migrating ILE COBOL to
GnuCOBOL, then moving this GnuCOBOL code to e.g. GNU/Linux on AWS and do
this with each individual component of your application until you're fully
migrated.

/y

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Kelly Cookson
Sent: Monday, September 2, 2019 6:38 PM
To: IBMi Open Source Roundtable <opensource@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [IBMiOSS] [EXTERNAL] Re: [ANN] GnuCOBOL for IBM i

I understand that developers have all kinds of reasons for using different
tools in different situations. I am genuinely curious:

Why would a developer choose to use GnuCOBOL in PASE instead of COBOL/400
in the IBM i 7.x operating system?

What advantages would one gain from using GnuCOBOL in PASE over COBOL/400
in the IBM i 7.x operating system?

Thanks,

Kelly Cookson
Senior Software Engineer II
Dot Foods, Inc.
217-773-4486 ext. 12676
www.dotfoods.com<http://www.dotfoods.com/>

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