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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
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