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How COBOL is advantageous with other languages

 
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kirthi

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: How COBOL is advantageous with other languages
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How COBOL is advantageous with other languages.compare it with C,java(interview question)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: How COBOL is advantageous with other languages
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Kirthi,

I have worked in all three.

I believe that these are the advantages of COBOL over C and Java:

- Easy to understand the COBOL code without any kind of documentation, since the language syntaxes are english-like.

- Debugging the COBOL program is simple because the cobol progams are written with a structured and top-down approach.

- The COBOL language is designed for heavy-duty batch processing. C and Java doesn't support the same kind of batch processing capabilities

- Till date no other programming language could make use of Mainframe computer's processing capability as easily as COBOL.

Any other advantages from the COBOL community are welcome.

Thanks,
Srini
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:20 am    Post subject: Re: How COBOL is advantageous with other languages
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Hi
Cobol is the first language developed for commercial application development, which can efficiently handle millions of data.

Cobol is a procedural oriented language .

English like language- Easy to learn, code and maintain.

With cobol-85, We use the EVALUATE verb to implement the case structure of other languages. Multiple IF statements can be efficiently and effectively replaced with EVALUATE statement. Break statement is not needed, as it is so in other languages.
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