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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
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    wwrroonngg!!

> could well be justified.  Starting
> with the 1985 COBOL standard, some powerful features were added

Richard,
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!

cheers,
Peter

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