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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 14:38:47 +0530
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Nov 07, 2014 at 03:04:56AM -0500, Brian Tiffin wrote:
> Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> >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
> >gratitude.
> If you are serious, Simon could use a copy of the ISO/IEC 1989:2014
> specification, when it is ratified.
> The Published spec is listed at 198 Swiss Francs on  But
> it's not Official yet, just Published.  So, umm, we should wait. But
> if we do raise any bounties, one of the first things on the fiscal
> list should be, a copy of the spec, held in trust for the project,
> perhaps by the Free Software Foundation.  In my fan boy opinion.
> Umm, assuming it's not a case of, ISO/IEC 1989:2014 thru 2015.
> :-)

yes, i am serious.

i will earmark that amount for gifting the specification when it's
available, just would appreciate someone (simon!) alerting me when it
becomes available. fair?


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