Rich kids are into COBOL

Mouse mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Tue Feb 17 23:27:52 CST 2015

> I've rewritten cobol into C a few times when I was a big enthusiast
> of C and the C code was longer and harder to maintain.

That is no surprise to me.  If you were to take code written in C and
translate it into COBOL, I'd generally expect the COBOL code to be
longer and harder to maintain, too.

Indeed, I'd expect that for pretty much any pair of languages;
translating code out of the idiom it was written for generally makes it
larger and harder to understand.

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