Hi Hayden, Well, it is a bit off topic but I'll answer the question just to clarify my earlier statements anyway. I'm not exactly the best person to ask about that since I'm not really a Cobol programmer myself, but essentially Cobol has been used for various things such as developing programs to handle sales reports and things like that. Government agencies use Cobol based programs to keep track of tax reports etc. You are right that Cobol doesn't create text documents, but instead stores the reports in a binary file that are saved on the mainframe or server. When it comes down to creating business reports Cobol is still the leader in that field, and the language itself is undergoing a major upgrade this year. So Cobol isn't exactly dead, and apparently still has a future in some aspect, but the younger generation of programmers like myself aren't being taught Cobol as an essential part of our programming training these days.
HTH On 8/31/10, Hayden Presley <hdpres...@hotmail.com> wrote: > Hi Thomas, > Considering that Cobol most definitely does not "program" text documents, if > this is not off topic, would you mind clarifying the report thing? --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://www.mail-archive.com/gam...@audyssey.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.