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Looking for COBOL

Postby Moulinaie » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:26 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking for a COBOL compiler for the Atari.
I know there were some of them in the past.

I'd be glad to get one !

Thanks,

Guillaume;

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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby Greenious » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:31 pm

Hehe, looking to replace your companys mainframe with an array of Atari's, eh?
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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby Moulinaie » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:33 pm

Greenious wrote:Hehe, looking to replace your companys mainframe with an array of Atari's, eh?


Haha !
Why not !!

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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby charles » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:42 pm

ahh cobol another unexplored language by myself.....and others!!

ill try to dig up what I have from years of scouring the net for Atari st programs.

just a compillier , or do u wish a editor too?
what do u have already for cobol ?
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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby Count » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:52 am

I think you can use qed for editing. But you have to keep in mind that the columns of a line have certain meanings (1-6 = line number, asterisk in 7 = comment, indentation in data division etc).

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Re: Looking for COBOL

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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby viking272 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:16 pm

Ah, looks like HiSOFT released COBOL in the UK. I've emailed them asking if they would follow Gribnif's lead and release their copyrighted software as Donationware.
(I think they distributed some software and wrote some).

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Re: Looking for COBOL

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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby penguin » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:30 pm

Nevada Cobol is listed in Atari's software catalog as a compiler distributed by HiSoft. I don't remember any Cobol compiler reviewed for an Atari magazine. Probably now among many programs that are lost...
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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby charles » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:03 pm

lost programs
alongside
trio engineerings "st control"
and
grand slam , akai disk label maker
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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby Moulinaie » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:39 pm

charles wrote:ahh cobol another unexplored language by myself.....and others!!

ill try to dig up what I have from years of scouring the net for Atari st programs.

just a compillier , or do u wish a editor too?
what do u have already for cobol ?

Hi

A compiler would be enough. But if there is an integrated system with editor, compiler, sure this is better.

Guillaume

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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby ThorstenOtto » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:18 pm

Would https://sourceforge.net/projects/open-c ... gnu-cobol/ be an option? It translates the cobol program to C, so probably only works in conjunction with gcc (and thus only with mintt).

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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby Moulinaie » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:23 pm

ThorstenOtto wrote:Would https://sourceforge.net/projects/open-c ... gnu-cobol/ be an option? It translates the cobol program to C, so probably only works in conjunction with gcc (and thus only with mintt).


The idea was more to play on Atari and reuse an old software.

Guillaume

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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby ThorstenOtto » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:29 am

Anyway, if you want to give it a try, it is now available at http://tho-otto.de/crossmint.php (don't get confused, this is *not* a cross-compiler, it just was built using one).

Did only a quick few tests. There seem to be some issues: i could not get it yet to use the multi-lib configuration, so currently it seems to be not possible to build 68k executables with the 020 compiler, or vice versa. And the executables get quite large, a simple "hello, world" is ~700k.

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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby Moulinaie » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:02 am

ThorstenOtto wrote:Anyway, if you want to give it a try, it is now available at http://tho-otto.de/crossmint.php (don't get confused, this is *not* a cross-compiler, it just was built using one).

Did only a quick few tests. There seem to be some issues: i could not get it yet to use the multi-lib configuration, so currently it seems to be not possible to build 68k executables with the 020 compiler, or vice versa. And the executables get quite large, a simple "hello, world" is ~700k.


Hi!

I have downloaded the files but my Mint setting is limited to standard 8+3 filenames, I don't have a partition with long file names. Can I rename the files?

Guillaume.

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Re: Looking for COBOL

Postby ThorstenOtto » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:35 am

You can try, but as far as i've seen, the compiler also generates intermediate files with long filenames. Maybe you can work around this by running it on ramdisk that supports long filenames.


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