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   RE: [xml-dev] XML moves COBOL into the .NET and J2EE arenas

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horses for courses and all that. on IBM mainframes there is usually REXX,
C, sometimes even Java, unfortunately it doesn't always integrate well with
all that COBOL, not so much for technical reasons, but support costs
on highly managed environments ..

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Kay [mailto:michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com]
Sent: 15 May 2004 09:29
To: 'Ken North'; 'XML Developers List'
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XML moves COBOL into the .NET and J2EE arenas

> Some people chose COBOL but more often it was simply a mandate.

I spent six months enhancing the schema compiler for a database product,
which was about 25K lines of COBOL. Never again! (For that matter, never
again do I want the job of trying to explain to a technically illiterate
project manager why a programming language that's perfectly good at one job
might not be the best choice for something completely different).

People said they could tell I wasn't a real COBOL programmer because I wrote
things like


instead of


Michael Kay

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