Questions tagged [cobol]

COBOL (COmmon Business Oriented Language) was the product of a US Department of Defense initiative to develop a standard and portable programming language for business applications.

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Current and estimated arrival times

This is my first COBOL program, and I'd like to get a critique as I am unfamiliar with best practices. Particularly, I'd like to know how to get the input and output to be more elegant and less ...
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Circumference and Area of a Circle in COBOL

I recently started Learning COBOL from Lynda and this is my code for the first challenge . The Objective is that the user will provide the radius and we have to calculate the Circumference and the ...
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Trim Functions in COBOL

A coworker, from a past programming life, called me up last week and asked about Trim Functions in COBOL. I sent her these PEFORMed "functions", which I've had lying about and without any professional ...
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Hangman in COBOL

Whenever I learn a new (or an old :)) programming language, I implement Hangman in it. This time it's with COBOL. ...
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Fizzbuzz in COBOL, Verbose dinosaur style

I was long a professional in COBOL, but noone ever dared comment my style. As the FizzBuzz seems fashion here, I made one. Verbose, of course, we're speaking about COBOL. I know I could have made in ...
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Database for storing exam results

I've been getting into COBOL lately, and I find it a very peculiar and interesting language that can still hold up to this day. The reason I'm uploading this is mostly to get some feedback in code ...
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Fizzbuzz some Fibonacci numbers

I was teaching some new people in office a bit of COBOL, so I threw together this exercise where they had to write a program that would generate the first 10 numbers of a Fibonacci suite and then test ...
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COBOL layout parser in Python

I don't know anything about parsers but I had to write something to read COBOL for a work project. What are some things that I could improve with my Python coding and parser design? Note: This isn't ...