Friday, 1 April 2016

Business Oriented Language Lives On Confirms Knoppix Spinoff

Posted by Gary Newell  |  at  00:01 3 comments

A new Linux distribution based on Knoppix will be written entirely in the COBOL programming Language.

COBOL has been given a lease of new life in recent years including the birth of object oriented COBOL

COBOL can also be used as a client side scripting language and many people see it as a replacement for JavaScript. Forget JQuery, the new kid on the block is COBQuery and angularCOBOL.

Now a well known member of the Linux community who wants to remain anonymous has come up with the idea of rewriting all of the GNU tools using COBOL. 

The developers have already managed to rewrite much of the LXDE desktop environment in COBOL and have nicknamed it COBOLXDE.

The project aims to be released by the year 2059 which is 100 years after the original COBOL language was invented.

When asked why he started it, the developer said "Really I just did it for CICS".

And if you even for a moment believed any of this the clue is in the title.

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Gary Newell started the Everyday Linux User blog in 2010 and has written reviews on dozens of different Linux based operating systems. He has also written a number of tutorials.

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  1. As long as it fits on a 120 minute cassette...

  2. This could go very well with my new kernel implementation in Fortran IV.


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