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Re: [open-cobol-list] New To List and question on support for data files
Re: [open-cobol-list] New To List and question on support for data files from fujitsu cobol
Fri, 18 Apr 2008 16:14:27 +0100
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.