ICL1501 Cobol manual available
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Tue Apr 7 17:48:17 CDT 2020
On 4/7/20 3:24 PM, Neil Thompson via cctalk wrote:
> Why? Because we used to run out of resources regularly on that machine
> writing the stuff in EBB, which was also compiled (I may be wrong, but I
> seem to remember compiling stuff on it). And BASIC, even EBB, is generally
> smaller than COBOL.
COBOL provides for better data typing than most other languages. (COMP,
COMP-1, COMP-2 or COMP-3), picture clauses, data structuring, etc.
If what you need is simple, maybe BASIC is fine. But it's not the
end-all by any means.
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