ICL1501 Cobol manual available

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
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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