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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby dick scherrer » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:47 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum,

You Did notice that possibly the most important part of the request is that it needs to be Free. . .

Here is a place to look:
http://cobug.com/
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby Monitor » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:50 am

Have a look at cobol-it.com.
Free, -85 standard COBOL compiler.
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:38 pm

Personally, I've been impressed with Open COBOL (http://www.opencobol.org) as it supports almost all of the Enterprise COBOL syntax, allows for indexed files, and there's little conversion effort needed to get Enterprise COBOL programs to run under Open COBOL (at least running under Cygwin on Windows, that is).
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby Quasar » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:42 pm

Hi Mahesh-

You might try downloading Hercules and MVS 3.8, and run it on your personal desktop. Try searching Volker Bandke's Turnkey MVS OS.

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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:57 pm

Hello,

For someone who is not quite well-versed in the mainframe environment, i would not recommend trying to do this with Hercules.

As the TS just wants to practice COBOL, an entire mainframe should not be necessary. . .
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