OpenCOBOL is an open-source COBOL compiler. cobc translates COBOL to executable using intermediate C sources, providing full access to nearly all C libraries.
OpenCOBOL 1.1 has been uploaded, with support for SCREEN SECTION
A superb manual by Gary Cutler can be found at
FAQ and How-To at http://opencobol.add1tocobol.com/
Copyright (C) 2001-2009 Keisuke Nishida
Copyright (C) 2007-2009 Roger While
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
- A nicely complete implementation of COBOL
- Over 9000 NIST COBOL 85 test suite tests passed
- Direct access to the vast array of available C libraries
- Compiler built with GNU Autotools, successfully builds with LLVM clang
- CGI capable and, with C library access, GTK+ screens are proven to work
Yes, great software and one of the best features is an ability to read and edit files from other developers.
Great program with lots of useful tools.
I've used many Cobol compilers over the years on IBM, DEC, Unix, Windows, etc... I'm pleased with OpenCobol. It supports Cobol-85 well. There's a community of developers that provide enhancements and documentation. Their discussion forums are helpful. And it runs on Linux, Windows, and others. This is a serious compiler.
I've just started working with it, and have been very satisfied the results. A few difference in syntax from my current compiler, but so far very happy.
Fast and good compiler - use CE version (available via svn) for full power and use search in the old forum at opencobol.org for lots of knowledge.