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Re: [open-cobol-list] Another open source cobol

From: Domain Admin
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] Another open source cobol
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 01:38:25 -0500


Yes. Folks should check the forums. But it is simply Open Cobol under a new name.

A diff will reveal that some files have NOT CHANGED AT ALL, except for the addition
of their copyright notice. There are several issues with this COBOL as well. I won't
get into the technical problems. Their hearts are in the right place. I just hope that
moving forward, rather than forking projects, we could get folks FIRST TO TRY
to work as a part of the OpenCobol team. This would speed development and
ensure that we are not working at cross purposes.

On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 1:33 AM, Ulf Dambacher <address@hidden> wrote:
David Essex schrieb:
> ellessar wrote on the OC forum:
>> Came across this web site today COBOL-IT [1].
>> An open source Cobol compiler.
>> Looks interesting.
> FYI, there is a project on SF with the same name 'cobol-it' [2].
> The current source code available is for version '1.2.6'.

I checked it and found it to be an open-cobol clone!!


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