[vcf-midatlantic] COBOL wise-guy

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Tue Apr 14 18:51:55 EDT 2020

On 4/14/20 6:00 PM, Barry L. Kline via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 4/14/20 1:56 PM, Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> Bill Degnan posted
>> Q.  State the four divisions of a COBOL program
>> A: earth air fire water: the 4 elements that make everything :-)

> All I know is that the purpose of the COBOL compiler on RSTS/E was to
> teach how to spell the word environment.  You wouldn't believe how long
> the compilation error listing was if you missed the middle 'N'.

I would not have been a good COBOL programmer! To this day I know that n is there yet
I can't seem to type it without extra effort.

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