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What is the difference between Cobol-2 and Cobol -3 ?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:55 am    Post subject: What is the difference between Cobol-2 and Cobol -3 ?
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What is the difference between Cobol-2 and Cobol -3?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:11 am    Post subject:
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Seriously, where did you get the non-standard terms COBOL-2 and COBOL-3? There is VS COBOL II (which is definitely not COBOL-2), COBOL-370, ENTERPRISE COBOL, COBOL for MVS & VM, VisualAge COBOL, OS/VS COBOL, all of which are IBM versions of COBOL. The international standards for COBOL include COBOL 2002, COBOL 85, COBOL 77, and COBOL 66. None of them are referred to as COBOL-2 or COBOL-3. Without understanding where you're coming up with the names, we're not going to be able to help you.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Thanks Robert.
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Can you provide me the differences between VS COBOL - II and Enterprise Cobol ?
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VS COBOL II became available in the early to mid 1980's -- more than 25 years ago. If it is absolutely critical for you to know the differences between this ancient (in computer terms) language and the modern COBOL, I strongly suggest you start using Google to find out what you want to know.

IIRC, VS COBOL II's run time library was replaced by LE, none of the current XML verbs were supported, none of the current object-oriented pieces were supported, and support for the integrated CICS preprocessor has been added. There's probably a lot more but Google is your friend.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject:
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Can you provide me the differences between VS COBOL - II and Enterprise Cobol ?
Is there something in particular that interests you?

The differences are for too many to be covered in a forum topic.

It may help if you look at the "Compiler Limits" appendix in both of the Language reference manuals (available via the "IBM Manuals" link at the top of the page).
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