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Old 12-17-2004, 08:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy cobol


is there a program out there similar to kdevellop that can do COBOL??

i compile my programs now in the terminal with open-cobol but i have to type it in kedit wich hasn't debug-tools and syntax hilighting for cobol,




or even a plugin for kdevelop that uses open-cobol to compile?
 
Old 12-17-2004, 08:47 AM   #2
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I never programmed any cobol, but it seems the eclipse IDE (http://www.eclipse.org) has various plugins for cobol (see http://www.eclipse.org/tools/proposa...-proposal.html). hope this is what you're looking for...

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Old 12-17-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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you could try and download the Hercules Emulator (Free) and the old IBM MVS mainframe operating system MVS 3.8J which has COBOL,Fortran,PL/1, Algol, IBM mainframe assembly language etc etc with it. It's quite fun running an old real main frame OS on your laptop.

The whole MVS system and Hercules emulator can be quickly and easily installed from the MVS TURNKEY CD. (Free again)

It runs fine on Linux --you'll need to install a 3270 emulator (usually always included in your Linux distro as C3270 or similar).

Here's a link

http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/turnkey/tk3_faq.html#q001


You'll also learn some interesting stuff about Mainframe programming as well.

Cheers

Last edited by 1kyle; 12-17-2004 at 02:32 PM.
 
Old 12-18-2004, 10:50 AM   #4
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downloading eclipse now, but by the looks of their site it looks promossing
 
Old 12-18-2004, 11:29 AM   #5
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thanks your responses, but

it looks like every plugin for cobol isn't open-sourced
so you get a 10 or 30 day trial-version

i need it to compile at home because at school we are learning cobol, i wanna use it for the rest of the year.

at school we use visoc on windows-boxes but the damn thing chrashes all the time, because it's age i think.

anyone a better suggestions
 
  


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