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Tiny Cobol Project for Linux

[ Thanks to theHippo for this link.
]

“Linux need a free (under GPL license) Cobol compiler because of
the incountable commercial applications written in this language. I
found in my spare parts box an old cobol compiler, that could be
the skeleton of such project. It was very tiny, done for another
environment, and very limited¸ so it have to be rewritten for
accomplish the job. Well, now we’re doing this. It will be
freely available, based only in free tools
.”

“We just started this project. Almost everything is
lacking.”

“But there is some progress as yet. The compiler is generating
x86 assembly code as the original (for MsDosTM) program. Now we
have to make it generate C code and do the most of the runtime
library.”

Complete
Story