Re: Debian Programming languages
- Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 20:44:35 -0400
- From: Kenneth Parker <sea7kenp@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Debian Programming languages
On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 12:15 PM ghe <ghe@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 5/24/19 9:08 AM, Paul Sutton wrote:
> As I am trying to promote contributing to Debian, what programming
> languages are mostly used?
C, perl, java, ruby, python, bash, that I know of. And probably several
others. I don't recall seeing any COBOL, though :-)
COBOL? How about https://packages.debian.org/stretch/open-cobol ?
> OpenCOBOL implements substantial part of the COBOL 85 and
> COBOL 2002 standards, as well as many extensions of the existent
> compilers. OpenCOBOL translates COBOL into C and compiles
> the translated code using GCC.
I may even Install this on my Stretch System, to bring back memories of my IBM Mainframe Days, where I programmed, often heavily in COBOL, from 1974 to 1986.