On Thu, Jun 15, 2000 at 07:27:05AM -0700, AdaWorks wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> Although this is not Team-COBOL and not a forum for COBOL
> advocacy, I feel the need to raise my voice in support of
> this much maligned language.
> If you remember COBOL from the 1968 or 1974 standards,
> your deprecation of the language
> could well be justified. Starting
> with the 1985 COBOL standard, some powerful features were added
reread my comments and you will acknowledge,
that I merely expressed the capabilities of Ada
and was curious about report_writing, which was well
explained by Alexandre E. Kopilovitch.
As a Fortran veteran I readily appreciate the value of
those old languages but I would rather prefer seeing more
flexibility in peoples minds in place of freezing worn out
languages by adding on and on.
In any case, your letter was informative!
Peter Hermann Tel+49-711-685-3611 Fax3758 [log in to unmask]
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