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How To Write, Compile and Execute Cobol Program on Notepad++


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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2023 1:30 am
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Hi, this is my first post.
I need some help on how to Write, Compile and Execute Cobol Program on Notepad ++ which is running on Windows 10 box.

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2023 2:42 am
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Unless you have a COBOL compiler running on your Windows 10 box, what you are asking is not possible.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 12:58 am
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Hi there
can you please tell me which COBOL comiler I should install and how to install it into Notepad++?

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 1:55 am
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As far as I know, there are no COBOL compilers that will install onto Notepad++. Notepad++ is a text editor -- it is not an operating system, it is not a development environment, it does not execute programs. If you had said you wanted to run COBOL compiles on a Windows machine, then you would have several choices (free or paid). However, since Notepad++ does not support compiling or executing programs, what you want to do is simply impossible.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 2:16 am
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I checked the website of Notepad++, Cobol is the one language it supported. I don't know how to compile COBOL in Notepad ++.

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2023 2:44 am
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From notepad-plus-plus.org:
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Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GNU General Public License.
Note that the product itself tells you that it is a source code editor -- not an execution environment, not a compiler.

Notepad++ supports COBOL like it supports other languages -- you can key in COBOL statements and they will be formatted (COBOL key words will be colored, quotes checked for starting / ending tic or quote marks, and so forth). In no way is it implied that you can compile COBOL programs using Notepad++. Text editors are used to enter code into a computer, but you must still have a compiler and way to execute the compiled code -- neither of which you have with Notepad++.

This topic is locked to prevent any further foolishness about Notepad++.
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