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   Re: [xml-dev] "Which Technologies Matter?" & xml processing model

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Uche Ogbuji scripsit:

> Eric Van der Vlist mentioned COBOl off-line, but from my distant observations 
> of COBOL legacy maintenance effort at ISSC, COBOL is more notable for the 
> mountains of data managed by its programs than for actual LOC.

Then you are looking at the wrong kind of organization.  The bank I worked for
had something over 100MLOC of locally written proprietary Cobol code
at the time of their 1998-99 inventory for Y2K.  (Some small amount
of this was actually not Cobol but System/360 assembler, but the
order of magnitude is correct.)  Multiply by the number of banks,
insurance companies, and brokerages.

John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>     http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


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