[vcf-midatlantic] Assembler inside Cobol

Jeffrey Jonas jeffrey.scott.jonas at gmail.com
Sat Jun 1 05:03:35 EDT 2019


The MOBIDIC COBOL status report section 4.3.5 mentions the ENTER
declarative for inserting assembler code for the PERFORM verb to
execute.

That's similar to ASM in C/C++. Everything old is new again!

My dad and other early mainframe programmers often knew the machine's
architecture and assembler to do things that were not part of the
standard COBOL language, libraries or environment. They didn't call
them "hacks", it was just part of getting their job done.


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