[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[open-cobol-list] FW: SHARE Session 8194: z390 and zcobol Portable Mainf

From: Bill Klein
Subject: [open-cobol-list] FW: SHARE Session 8194: z390 and zcobol Portable Mainframe COBOL Compiler written in structured macro assembler
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 18:21:57 -0600

This was just posted on the IBM Assembler list.  I thought it MIGHT be of
some interest to some in the OpenCOBOL environment.

I have no personal experience with the product mentioned - but do know that
Don Higgins is well known (and respected) in the 'portable IBM Assembler"

-----Original Message-----
From: IBM Mainframe Assembler List [mailto:address@hidden
On Behalf Of Don Higgins
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 4:14 PM
To: address@hidden
Subject: SHARE Session 8194: z390 and zcobol Portable Mainframe COBOL
Compiler written in structured macro assembler

Here is something new and something old for 2009.  Come to SHARE session
8194 in Austin TX on March 3, 2009 at 8 AM for the first live
demonstration of zcobol portable mainframe COBOL compiler which is written
in z390 structured conditional macro assembler.  zcobol supports multiple
dialects of mainframe COBOL with the option to generate source and
executable program code in any one of the following target languages:

1.  HLASM compatible mainframe assembler for z390/z9/z10
2.  Java for any J2SE platform
3.  C++ for Windows platforms
4.  HLA/MASM assembler for Intel platforms

The intermediate source code generated by the zcobol compiler includes all
data labels and paragraph labels for use in debugging when required.  The
initial release of zcobol is focused primarily on generating HLASM
compatible assembler source and executable programs.  The first release
includes support for static and dynamic linking of both COBOL and
assembler programs, EXEC CICS, and extensions for SOA messaging support to
run called programs on remote servers.  There are demo programs which can
be compiled and executed in all 4 target language environments.  And there
are a rapidly growing number of regression tests.  There is a dynamically
loaded zcobol runtime module for complex functions and all the source code
is included.

Starting March 3, 2009, zcobol will be included in z390 releases and can
be downloaded via  For more information on zcobol, visit and join the user discussion group:


zcobol is an open source project on and volunteer
developers interested in expanding zcobol support include code generation,
code optimization, regression testing, documentation, demos, training
materials, etc. are all welcome.

Melvyn Maltz and I will be at SHARE for the presentation and demo and look
forward to seeing you there.

Don Higgins

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]