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

From: Mayuresh Kathe
Subject: Re: [open-cobol-list] open-cobol : full 85 support : bounty ...
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 13:00:47 +0530
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Nov 07, 2014 at 02:23:01AM -0500, Brian Tiffin wrote:
> Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> >hello,
> >
> >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.

brian, thanks for writing in.
i have been informed by vince coen about the full cobol-85 compliance in
v2+ of gnucobol.
i am really thankful for your efforts, if you have an
wishlist, please share, would like to have some small way to express my

best regards,


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