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Re: [open-cobol-list] New To List and question on support for data files

From: vince coen
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] New To List and question on support for data files from fujitsu cobol
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 16:14:27 +0100
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On Friday 18 Apr 2008, Jon Shorie wrote:
> Hello everyone.  I am new to the list and to this version of cobol.
> We have several systems written in Fujitsu Cobol Version 5.0 running on
> Windows 2000 and XP.  In the future, we are looking at options to modify
> these applications so that they will run on some form of linux.
> I have just installed open-cobol and am wondering if it can read the data
> files that are currently generated by Fujitsu.

When changing to another compiler regardless of cross patform or not it is 
always the wise move to copy all existing files into a line sequentual format 
and reintroduce into new compiled system. This will involve quichly building 
a new rogram at each end to convert to Line Sequentual and another to 
connvert from LS back to the original form ie indexed or whatever.


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