• COBOL ?

    From Dumas Walker@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to All on Mon Apr 3 18:47:00 2017
    Any other COBOL developers out here in DevNet land?



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  • From jagossel@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Dumas Walker on Tue Apr 4 06:19:00 2017
    Re: COBOL ?
    By: Dumas Walker to All on Mon Apr 03 2017 06:47 pm

    Any other COBOL developers out here in DevNet land?

    Man... I don't develop in COBOL; however, I took two classes of COBOL when I was in college. I didn't do as well as I did with the C++ and Visual Basic cources (Bs in COBOL and As in C++ and Visual Basic).

    To help further prove COBOL is pretty close to plain English: I got Bs in English courses and As else where. :)

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  • From Deavmi@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to jagossel on Tue Apr 4 12:57:00 2017
    Re: COBOL ?
    By: jagossel to Dumas Walker on Tue Apr 04 2017 06:19 am

    Re: COBOL ?
    By: Dumas Walker to All on Mon Apr 03 2017 06:47 pm

    Any other COBOL developers out here in DevNet land?

    Man... I don't develop in COBOL; however, I took two classes of COBOL when I was in college. I didn't do as well as I did with the C++ and Visual Basic cources (Bs in COBOL and As in C++ and Visual Basic).

    To help further prove COBOL is pretty close to plain English: I got Bs in English courses and As else where. :)

    -jag
    Code it, script it, automate it!

    Nice numbers there man. (The Bs in English and Cobol). These statistics must be interesting to language designers.

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  • From Dumas Walker@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to jagossel on Tue Apr 4 18:00:00 2017
    Man... I don't develop in COBOL; however, I took two classes of COBOL
    when I was in college. I didn't do as well as I did with the C++ and Visual Basic cources (Bs in COBOL and As in C++ and Visual Basic).

    I took classes in BASIC and PASCAL in college... did not do as well as I thought I would in either of them. I more-recently took a Python class from MITx. I did pass it, but did not enjoy it at all.

    COBOL, OTOH, just seems so logical to me. I think part of it is that it is
    in English. The other part, if written correctly (not flow-through), a
    program just seems to flow the way I think. :) Nice and orderly.



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  • From Deavmi@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Dumas Walker on Wed Apr 5 10:54:00 2017
    Re: Re: COBOL ?
    By: Dumas Walker to jagossel on Tue Apr 04 2017 06:00 pm

    Man... I don't develop in COBOL; however, I took two classes of COBOL when I was in college. I didn't do as well as I did with the C++ and Visual Basic cources (Bs in COBOL and As in C++ and Visual Basic).

    I took classes in BASIC and PASCAL in college... did not do as well as I thought I would in either of them. I more-recently took a Python class from MITx. I did pass it, but did not enjoy it at all.

    COBOL, OTOH, just seems so logical to me. I think part of it is that it is in English. The other part, if written correctly (not flow-through), a program just seems to flow the way I think. :) Nice and orderly.



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    Python is a quite cluttered language to me. Still like it but it isn't the best syntax.

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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST/BATTLEST/FREEWAY to Deavmi on Mon Apr 10 18:05:00 2017
    Re: Re: COBOL ?
    By: Deavmi to Dumas Walker on Wed Apr 05 2017 10:54 am

    Python is a quite cluttered language to me. Still like it but it isn't the best syntax.

    I somewhat like that Python enforces correct indentation in the code. That mades code consistent, which is easier to read.. On the other hand, I haven't done a whole lot of Python, so it still isn't what I'm mainly used to.

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