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difference between cobol I and cobol II

Postby jollymcmuffin » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:26 am

hi guys.. i just want to know what's the difference between cobol I and cobol II? and what is enterprise cobol II? the os we're using is z/os.. i just want to know so i could download the right manual for reference.. we'll be starting cobol II this monday and i'm hoping i could read the right manual before then so i'd at least have a scope of what's in store for that module.. thanks..
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Re: difference between cobol I and cobol II

Postby dick scherrer » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:04 am

Hello,

If you run a compile on your system, the output will tell you which version of the the compiler you are using. It will probably be near/at the top of the page.

Enterprise COBOL is the current release of IBM COBOL.

COBOL II is rather old - between 20 and 25 years old.
Hope this helps,
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Re: difference between cobol I and cobol II

Postby jollymcmuffin » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:27 pm

thanks for the reply dick.. but what i really meant to ask is the real difference of the two.. the process and everything.. because i'm just about to start cobol II and i want to download the right material that i can use for some advance reading.. thanks! :)
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Re: difference between cobol I and cobol II

Postby dick scherrer » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:39 pm

Hello,

Here is the link to the contents of the COBOL II reference manual. You can look at as many of the items as you are interested in.
http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... 1/CONTENTS?
In the Language reference is a summary of changes.

This is the link to the Migration Guide for COBOL II
http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/ ... /CCONTENTS?
You may find more useful in the migration guide than in the actual language reference.

As i mnetioned before, most organizations/system have already moved from COBOL II due to the age of the release and that there are 2 newer releases with more functionality to meet today's needs.
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