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Re: [open-cobol-list] newbie alert : cobol : 85 : data management, : que

From: Simon Sobisch
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] newbie alert : cobol : 85 : data management, : question
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:27:01 +0100
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> hello simon,
> thanks for responding with the details.
> i am not going to use any old(er) sources for anything in my project.
> it's going to be a from scratch implementation of the entire system.
> why i got so intrigued by cobol? because of what i read about it's
> record-oriented data handling capabilities.
> why gnucobol? because i simply cannot afford anything else.
> why my naive questions to the list?
> because, while i have close to 23 years of programming experience, i
> know next to nothing about cobol.
> for the same, i'll be self-training using a book by mr. coughlan which
> relies on cobol-85 heavily, hence my need to have full cobol-85 support
> in gnucobol to prevent any disruption during the training and while 
> implmenting my system.
> i have been informed about the full cobol-85 compliance in the upcoming
> 2.x release, so will look forward to the same being made available under
> my prefered platform, i.e. ubuntu desktop. :)
> thanks again for the information.
> ~mayuresh
For getting 2.0 just get 1.1 (OpenCOBOL will do fine, too) for
installing the pre-requistes, then get 2.0 (either via svn checkout from
branch or by downloading the nightly tarball from the download area), do
'./configure && make check', if everything works as expected do 'su make
install' and you have 2.0 ready for testing and development.


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