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Postby mahesh77 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 4:25 pm

hey group ,

can anyone tell which is the best PC COBOL to work with, and can any one provide the link where i can download it, some one recomended MF COBOL , but i searched web, i cudnt get anywhere, and moreover its asking to have visual studio latest version and .net frmae network
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:13 am

Hello,

Your post is quite confusing. . . If you "couldn't get anywhere", what (product?) is asking for visual studio and .net framework be installed?

MF Cobol is probably MicroFocus cobol and should be quite easy to find.

I don't know if MicroFocus has a free cobol compiler.

Suggest you start here:
http://www.microfocus.com
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby mahesh77 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:16 pm

microfocus cobol is very complicated to download and install, does any one know other free cobol compilers which are easy to download , install and use
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:59 pm

Hello,

What was the complication? Does MicroFocus have a free cobol compiler? Or was that the complication ($)?

You haven't mentioned why Visual Studio and/or the .NET framework are needed (as requested earlier). . .

If you look on the web for "open source" you may find something - not my area :)
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby BChat » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:41 pm

mahesh77 wrote:microfocus cobol is very complicated to download and install, does any one know other free cobol compilers which are easy to download , install and use


Mahesh,
If it's complicated, I suggest you try solving it (if it is legal).
That will be the right attitude to be a programmer.

enjoy,
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby dick scherrer » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:27 am

Hello,

On a cautionary note. . . .

If the MicroFocus (possibly the most widely used pc cobol compiler) download and install appear that complicated, actually implementing code is likely to be more so. . .
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby Anuj Dhawan » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:11 pm

Can Herculeus be an option here?
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:20 pm

Hi Anuj,

Probably not.

If downloading the MicroFocus cobol is difficult, installing an entire mvs world on the pc would be much more so. . .
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby Anuj Dhawan » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:04 am

:) -- yeah that's there, Dick.
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Re: best free pc cobol to work with

Postby Traveler » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:42 pm

I just typed into google PC COBOL and Visual COBAL and got a lot of returns. I myself don’t currently have a COBOL compiler on my PC, but I am thinking of the NETCOBOL compiler. All the Visual COBOL will require one of MicroSoft Visual platforms.

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