[vcf-midatlantic] COBOL: vintage vs. legacy code

Joseph Oprysko joprysko1 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 08:09:04 EDT 2017

My question to that is:  Is it a problem if everything is working without
any issues?  I'm a firm believer of not fixing what isn't broken.

On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 9:37 PM Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> This popped up on a screen on SourceForge just now:
>         Give Legacy Code New Life With Modern COBOL AppDev: Using COBOL
>         as a JVM language
> With billions of lines of COBOL in use, this business language powers a
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