Rich kids are into COBOL

Shawn Gordon shawn-gordon at
Wed Feb 18 19:18:20 CST 2015

This was a screen driver I'd written to do pseudo windowing on green 
screen terminals. I thought it would have made more sense and been 
cleaner in C, but it wasn't.

On 2/17/2015 9:27 PM, Mouse wrote:
>> 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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