From: Tim Josling <tej@me...> - 2000-11-22 20:39:19
I have more or less finished my DBase to Java conversion project
which sidetracked me for about five months, and I've started
intensive work on the COBOL4GCC project again.
While I was away, Ted Seward wrote a lot of runtime code and test
- move edited
- conversion between binary and decimal
- stop statement
- 128 bit arithmetic routines
Steven Ellis wrote the 'string' runtime routines.
Daniel Ardison has written about 1/2 of the runtime for the
Matthew Vanecek also contributed a cobol.el file. This provides
cobol source editing facilities under the emacs text editer.
I also kept the code up to date with the GCC weekly snapshots.
The current cvs code supports the 22 November snapshot.
Current work under way is:
Tim Josling - finish the code generation for the COBOL nucleus
subset to be used to write most of the compiler runtime and of
the phase B compiler (ie in COBOL).
Daniel Ardison - complete the inspect runtime (quite complex).
Steven Ellis - complete test cases for string runtime.
Ted Seward - currently on leave due to work commitments.
Upcoming tasks include unstring and sort, and interfacing to gmp
for infinite precision/size arithmetic.
Could I suggest anyone who is developing for Cobol4GCC to
register at sourceforge. That makes it a lot easier to track
tasks etc. For the same reason I prefer to have any emails (other
than with code attached) sent via the cobolforgcc-devel mailing
list. That way there is a history of specs etc. If anyone objects
to my copying correspondence to the cobolforgcc-devel mailing
lists please let me know.
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