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Re: [open-cobol-list] optional ecosystem for OC, Second thoughts on Java

From: john Culleton
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] optional ecosystem for OC, Second thoughts on Java etc
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:16:05 -0400

On Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:38:42 -0400
Patrick <address@hidden> wrote:

> > In many years of writing COBOL the only time I have needed or
> > used subordinate libraries is in a situation where a fancy gui
> > window was needed. Tiny Cobol has an example or two of calling
> > e.g, Tcl/tk. The COBOL data entry window is pretty bare bones
> > whether done with SCREEN statements or individual DISPLAY/ACCEPT
> > pairs.
> >
> > OTOH The basic Linux or other *nix utilities are very useful. I call
> > them using a CALL SYSTEM USING "ls -l>listing" type statement.
> >
> > For an interface to scientific instrumentation perhaps ADA would be
> > useful. I have never used it.
> >    
> Hi John
> Thanks for this email and the tree data one too. Yes I think I am all 
> set now with the substitute command and friends such as trim, string
> and unstring.

Technically substitute is a function, not a commmand. Not a biggie

And don't forget inspect when manipulating strings. 

John Culleton
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