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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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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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