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srikrishna85 Duvvuri

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:23 pm    Post subject: convertion of load to cobol source code
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Hi

In general scenario, we compile the cobol source code and generate load. But I heard that the cobol source code can also be generated using the load. Is this true? if so please tell the process.

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Bill O'Boyle

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply to: convertion of load to cobol source code
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http://www.source-recovery.com

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:55 pm    Post subject:
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COBOL source code can be generated from a load module, yes. It will not be the original source code that was compiled -- since there is no way to find the variable names in the load module, nor any unused variables -- but it will be a source code.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:58 am    Post subject:
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Hi Bill / Robert

Many thanks for the answers. But can i get the sample process to see the source code.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:46 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Suggest you follow the link Bill posted above and ask them directly. . .

I would also remind you that "reverse engineering" executables to source code can be illegal. . . .
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But can i get the sample process to see the source code.
No, because I have never done this. I've seen various ads over the years for companies that sell products to build source code from load modules. Such products are not going to be cheap, and as Dick points out, depending upon which load module(s) you're attempting to convert back to source code, the process may not be legal.
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