DIBOL manual

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Oct 13 17:18:49 CDT 2019

On 10/13/19 2:46 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
>     > From: Chuck Guzis
>     > Calling DIBOL "COBOL-like" is stretching things quite a bit. 
> OK, so I'll change it to "vaguely COBOL-like"... :-)
> Seriously, though, there some high-level similarities, and not just
> the purpose...

One could argue that it's just as similar to FORTRAN (cf. computed GOTO
and logical IF statements).  Where it differs mainly from FORTRAN of the
times is a facility for record layout, which didn't come along in
FORTRAN for a couple of decades.  (I'm trying to recall if it was part
of F90).


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