Introduction to cobol, COBOL Programming

Introduction to COBOL:

In the year 1959, a new language named the COBOL (COmmon Business Oriented Language) was introduced remembering the business purpose applications.

The board of directorate that is known as CODASYL (Conference on the DATA System Language) COBOL programming language committee established a COBOL maintenance committee to keep COBOL in step during times. The first COBOL compiler became exist in early 1962. The later version with some new additions was published in the year 1965. In August 1968 a standard version of the language was approved by the American National

Standard Institute (ANSI). This standard version was again modified in 1974 and is termed as ANSI-74 COBOL or COBOL -74. The revision process has been continuous and in the year 1985 a revised standard was introduced. This standard was termed as COBOL-85.

 

Posted Date: 10/16/2012 3:19:12 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Introduction to cobol, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Introduction to cobol, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Introduction to cobol Discussions

Write discussion on Introduction to cobol
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Block Size: The normal practice is to group a number of consecutive records to form that is termed as a block or a physical record. The number of records in a block is frequen

Example of Write statement: Illustration: (i) WRITE TRANS-RECORD AFTER ADVANCING 3 LINES. This WRITE statement specified that the TRANS-RECORD is a record name of a fi

OCCURS CLAUSE - PROGRAM: We have to write a program to elaborate occurs clause. Get names and marks of the students and show them on the screen.   identification division.

ON SIZE ERROR OPTION: Whenever a size error occurs, the contents of the result field after the operation is unpredictable.  Though, the processing is not-terminated and the co

Example of Special-names: Consider the illustration: Let the SPECIAL-NAMES paragraph be as shown: SPECIAL-NAMES. CHANNEL 1 IS PAGE-TOP. The Channel is related with the t

Numeric -   Literals : The numeric literal can be created with the help of digits only. It can have a sign (+ or -) and can also have a decimal point. If no sign is specifi

FILLER CLAUSE: Consider the statements as shown below: 1)  01    f    pic     x(80)  value    all "-". This statement origins a line of 80 characters filled with "-"

PROGRAM FOR PERFORM ...UNTIL We have to write a program to find the sum of "n" natural numbers. Identification division. Program- id. PerfUntil. Environment division.

Rules of read statements: The next record is identified according to the rules as shown below: (i) Whenever the READ NEXT statement is the initial statement to be executed

What is the difference b/w index and subscript? Subscript indicates to the array occurrence whereas index is the displacement (in no of bytes) from the beginning of the array.