"Not long after seeing KOBOL mentioned in an online news story,
I was visiting theKompany.com to take a look. That's right, KOBOL.
As in Common Business Oriented Language. Echos of Amazing Grace,
punched cards, and Gene Amdahl. It was strange to see a classical
batch offering from the master of object-oriented rock 'n' roll,
"Speaking of classical batch, batch processing is about all you
can do with KOBOL. Because other than displaying messages at the
console, there isn't much interactivity available. At least not
yet. But murmurings on the KOBOL mailing list indicate there may be
a GUI in KOBOL's future.
"KOBOL is pretty bare-bones in its current form, but the price
is low. Microfocus, long the acknowledged king of COBOL for
personal computing, goes for about five large. It cost me $39.95
for the download version of KOBOL. You can download a free
evaluation copy of KOBOL from this page, and the current version is
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