re: COBOL - not dead; not dying; not even idle VIEW POST

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Are you implying that I should drop JS development and become COBOL programmer?

 
 

However, if you have room on your bow for an extra string, or you enjoy being a saviour for a company with a legacy system, or you're into the ancient and arcane and don't mind rotating slowly lazily stretched out in the warm summer sun on a leaf in an eddy in a backwater, then COBOL might just be for you.

300 reserved words makes for a very expressive and very readable (provided Engish is your first language or nearly so) experience. Granted, you have to get used to MOVE instead of = but even that has its advantages, e.g. MOVE CORRESPONDING

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