[vcf-midatlantic] COBOL wise-guy
chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 15:11:53 EDT 2020
I learned Pascal, FORTRAN, and C back in the day. Never saw any COBOL but
On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 3:05 PM Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Sorry I touched COBOL in like 1991.
> Back then I determined I couldn't program for squat.
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic
> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 1:56 PM Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > > Bill Degnan posted
> > > Q. State the four divisions of a COBOL program
> > >
> > > A: earth air fire water: the 4 elements that make everything :-)
> > >
> > Close.
> > A. (if you look at the code you see the "bugs" ( * ) asterisk characters
> > that have these sections like headers sort of. Anyway, here is what I
> > Identification Division: to identify the program, author, and state
> > remarks.
> > Environment Division: identifies within the configuration section the
> > of comuter used within the input-output section; the files which are
> > accessed.
> > Data Division: identifies the record layouts of the files and any other
> > data elements used within the program.
> > Procedure Division: Contains the logic of the program.
> > Bill
> > P.S. This is a vintage computer club. I would think there is at least
> > COBOL guru here? I barely know anything other than running jobs TSO/JCL.
> > By the time I worked at DuPont, the only professional COBOL environment I
> > worked and everything was in production, we used to make changes to
> > existing code.
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