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Re: [open-cobol-list] open-cobol : full 85 support : bounty ...

From: Brian Tiffin
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] open-cobol : full 85 support : bounty ...
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 02:23:01 -0500
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Mayuresh Kathe wrote:

i am initiating a personal project to improve conditions in rural india
by effecting social change via technology.
for the same, i have chosen to go ahead with cobol-85 due to it's
impressive record-oriented data manipulation abilities.

it being a self-funded effort, i can't afford to go for big iron stuff
from ibm, etc.
hence, i would prefer to go with open-cobol running under a highly
modified linux system.

i have come to realize that open-cobol does not yet have full support
for the cobol-85 standard.
who be the right person to communicate with regarding raising a bounty
to bring in full cobol-85 support to open-cobol?

What parts have you found missing, Mayuresh?  It's pretty close, no?

Post messages on SourceForge at

umm, maybe?

You've seen the "make test" results from the tests/cobol85 subdirectory? 400 and some programs over 9700 and some passes of the NIST cobol85 test suite. It's gotta be close to full already, no? It might not take much to get it to where you'd like to see it, Mayuresh.


do write back at the earliest.

i am travelling and hence have intermittent network access, please do
not feel let down if i don't respond immediately, will do so as soon as
i get back to my operating base in bombay.

best regards,


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