On Wed, Jun 14, 2000 at 03:47:56PM -0400, David J.A. Koogler wrote:
> Perhaps because COBOL gets the job done. How many other languages
> support decimal arithmetic,
Ada LRM 3.5.9 , 3.5.10 , F.2

> have extensive database (record-level) accessing,
Ada LRM A.8.4 , A.8.5

> provide PICTURE formatting,
Ada LRM F.3 (abundant!)

> or give a report writing mechanism?
please explain (us) in short words.

> COBOL has its place in the world just as Ada has its
COBOL had its place.

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