Rich kids are into COBOL

Mike Stein mhs.stein at
Tue Feb 17 13:27:18 CST 2015

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Subject: Re: Rich kids are into COBOL

I wouldn't wish a COBOL career on my worst enemy. 
What a god-awful mess.

And yes, I know how and why it came to be.  And 
all about legacy code bases and the high cost of 
migration.  I was forced to take cobol back in 
1978, never attended a lecture, handed in all the 
assignments, wrote the final, passed the course, 
and promptly forgot the whole thing.

Still, what a god-awful mess :-)

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Good thing Grace Hopper isn't around to read 

I actually kinda liked COBOL; a lot of it was just 
boilerplate after all...


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