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cobol can not this and that..... pffff

cobol can not this and that..... pffff

cobol can not this and that..... pffff

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Can anybody chis correct google search with its nonsense like below?

In 1981 I started with Realia COBOL 2.0 and it was already able to do dynamic memory allocation. It had a machine level interface so one was for example able to read the status of the keyboard. I had a program that opened a backdoor when both shift keys were pushed at the same time. Only recursion was not possible with that compiler at that time within its own run-unit, but calling itself by accessing the exe file, was not a problem..... On the other hand, it can be easy but it is almost never really important and allocating memory that is not there anymore, is often generating errors.....

When you open a file, the record definition is normally dynamically allocated, also since the earliest compilers....

I am a bit tired of COBOL bashing by people that don't know almost nothing about anything like Google seems to do here.

Thanks for anyone reading this! 😂



Why is COBOL not popular?
Compared to common programming languages today, COBOL is different, and in some ways very limited: you can't do dynamic memory allocation, you can't easily access low-level features of the operating system or particular computer architecture. The most common forms of the language can't use recursion.20 Apr 2020

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