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From: grog at lemis.com (Greg 'groggy' Lehey)
Subject: [COFF] [TUHS] The 2038 bug...
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2021 12:39:35 +1100
Message-ID: <20210108013935.GE91075@eureka.lemis.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <d39f9cb6-eaab-6d50-9b63-a1c4583e9d40@gmail.com>

Redirecting to COFF.  COBOL has really nothing to do with Unix.

On Thursday,  7 January 2021 at 20:25:56 -0500, Nemo Nusquam wrote:
> On 01/07/21 17:56, Stuart Remphrey wrote (in part):
>>> Dave, who's kept his COBOL knowledge a secret in every job
>>
>> Indeed! [...]; but especially COBOL: apart from everything else, too
>> much like writing a novel to get anything done.
>
> As long as we are bashing COBOL, I recall that someone -- name forgotten
> -- wrote a parody that contained statements such as "Verily, let the
> noble variable N be assigned the value known as one".

Heh.  In 1973 I was once required to abandon assembler, the language
of Real Programmers, and write a program in COBOL (in fact, a database
front end to COBOL).  I took revenge in the label names.  From
http://www.lemis.com/grog/src/GOPU

     INVOKE SCHEMA KVDMS COPYING COMMON ALL
           RECORD COMMON DELIVERY-AREA IS PUFFER
           OVERLAY PUFFER WITH ALL
           ERROR RECOVERY IS HELL
           ROLLBACK IS IMPOSSIBLE.
     ...
     MAKE-GOPU.  IF ERROR-STATUS IS NOT EQUAL TO '000307', GO TO
           HELL.

Admire that manifest constant.

And yes, this program went into production.

Greg
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2021-01-08  1:39         ` grog [this message]
2021-01-17  1:07           ` dave
2021-01-17  1:09             ` lm
2021-01-17  1:11               ` imp

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