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GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL)

A free COBOL compiler

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GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL) is a free COBOL compiler. cobc translates COBOL to executable using intermediate C sources, providing full access to nearly all C libraries.

OpenCOBOL 1.1 continued on as GNU Cobol 1.1. Officially posted to ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnucobol, also available here.

GnuCOBOL 2.0 is on its way to a pre-release.

A superb manual by Gary Cutler, along with a FAQ / How-To, and other documentation is indexed at http://opencobol.add1tocobol.com/guides

OpenCOBOL 1.1 is

Copyright (C) 2001-2009 Keisuke Nishida
Copyright (C) 2007-2012 Roger While

As above, GnuCOBOL is also authored by Simon Sobisch, Sergey Kashyrin, Joe Robbins, Ron Norman

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.

The libcob run time support source tree is LGPL

Archival website:

GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL) Web Site

Features

  • A nicely complete implementation of COBOL with nearly seamless C integration
  • Over 9700 NIST COBOL 85 test suite tests passed
  • Direct access to almost all C libraries, and a branched C++ version exists
  • Compiler built with GNU Autotools, also successfully builds with LLVM clang
  • CGI capable and desktop ready, GTK+ screens have been demonstrated
  • Code integrating Ada, Guile, Lua, Rexx, Javascript, Python, and others published
  • EXEC SQL preprocessors available for PostgreSQL, Firebird, ODBC, DB2
  • REPORT SECTION, SCREEN SECTION, FUNCTION-ID support

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  • wtrenkle
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    In many cases the GNU Cobol will become a valid replacement for proprietary (and thus expensive) software development platforms (got much experience with other UNIX, VMS and Mainframe based products). It has got a high priority for me, and my new software development projects are being considered to be managed with GNU Cobol.

    Posted 11/05/2014
  • varocho
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    Easy to use, with great support!

    Posted 10/25/2014
  • precla123
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great job. Great job. Only need an integrated IDE and possibility of GUI more easily !!!!!!

    Posted 03/04/2014
  • jot-edin
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Excellent work!

    Posted 01/21/2014
  • wexfordpress
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    COBOL is my standard programming language again. Access to sql is not needed for COBOL with its available indexed sequential file format with multiple keys. This version is totally COBOL 85 compliant except for the optional REPORT WRITER feature. Many features from later versions of COBOL have been added as well.

    Posted 11/16/2013
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Additional Project Details

Languages

English, Japanese, Spanish

Intended Audience

Developers

User Interface

Web-based, Console/Terminal, Command-line, GTK+, Tk

Programming Language

COBOL, C

Registered

2001-09-03
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