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  • Really cool code. Now if I can find someone who's using this compiler and needs a programmer to write some code.

  • This is an excellent product. I just finished using GnuCOBOL in an undergraduate course about business systems. The students completed twelve modest programs in COBOL over the semester. I had no problems with the compiler or the execution. I did round up one or two issues, which I'll file later as bugs/requests but, in general, it worked flawlessly. These issues came about from very poorly formed programs and the compiler not recovering. There was no instance where a proper program failed to compile and execute. The only sad thing is now I will likely shut down the VMS system I was using for a COBOL compiler. One less place for people to go learn VMS. :-D Thanks for a great effort.

  • GNU Cobol does everything I need to do and the community is very helpful.

  • 6 month ago I started learning COBOL via GNUcobol being tired of those languages which use curled brackets. I installed in on SUSE, UBUNTU and MINT and it ran !!! Opencobilide and garys manual are very helpful to make non-frustrating experieces. The help-forum is superfast and they dont blame you asking beginners questions. If you have to do really dataprocessing (which means not writings apps for Iphones) GNUcobol is the compiler for professional DP. MF wrap up yourself warmly.

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Used for a COBOL training program. VSAM files worked very well. Great job, thank you !

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Install went smoothly on OSX, everything works great!

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • One of the best compilers I found

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • We are doing amazing things with GnuCOBOL, it is an awesome product if you don't use it sorry! your loss. We migrated our application and we are developing with GnuCOBOL and i can assure you we have never had any problem.

  • Installed 2.0 RC1 on Windows using Visual Studio Community, took all of 10 minutes to set up the project and build the compiler. Using it to migrate a system, 1.2 million lies of code, written in REALIA COBOL from 1986. So far 25 modules have been compiled with only minor changes to the source. Using OpenCOBOLIDE to edit, compile and test each system component. If anyone is interested I can provide a Windows self install exe to install the compiler under WINDOWS 7,8 and 10. Minor changes to OpenCOBOLIDE configuration will provide a integrated development environment. The original system used a screen management system written by the folks at NORCOM back in 1985. Great product which simplified full screen development under MS-DOS. For the conversion to GnuCOBOL I will be using they new package GUIScreenIO. Simplifies the development of COBOL programs using GnuCobol for WINDOWS. While is is not opensource, the product, it is not priced out of reach and, for the time saved, it is well worth the cost. screenio.com.

    6 users found this review helpful.
  • finished porting half million of lines from MF it works now PS: gnu cobol does support INITIALISE statement mf cobol does NOT support INITIALISE statement +1 to gnu cobol

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • So far no complaints. Have used it to write a farily extensive program on Linux and FreeBSD and it works just great!

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • great product and toolset for migrating, integrating and transforming these infamous cobol beasts on the hosts. The openness of C enables amazing portability aspect. If you have the option of chosing a platform/operating system, I strongly recommend to go along with one of the unix brands (ubuntu, linux) and rather restrain from windows - where the cygwin etc issues often pose problems. Of course - be honest to your self - you cannot expect the same support efficiency and reaction times like for example from MF-Cobol ... but it's still amazing enough.

    4 users found this review helpful.
  • Great compiler for every job production and test. perfect

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Good alternative to commercial cobol compilers.

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Really powerful !

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Wow, such a fantastic product! I don't know how commercial COBOL solutions can even think they can stay in business with their archaic licensing fees! I ported our product from a commercial compiler platform in less than 30 minutes and it's working flawlessly under GnuCOBOL. You owe it to yourself to check this product out. It does not disappoint.

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • A well-written compiler for a very underrated if long-in-the-tooth language. A fine support community.

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • This is what COBOL needs.. A new system not requiring a main frame. COBOL needs to be ported to the PC environment. This gives access to COBOL on a lower budget.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • 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.

    2 users found this review helpful.
  • Easy to use, with great support!

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Great job. Great job. Only need an integrated IDE and possibility of GUI more easily !!!!!!

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Excellent work!

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • 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.

    3 users found this review helpful.
  • Good compiler.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • Great job. Please consider moving to github or bitbucket. SF is not king anymore and for a long time...

    2 users found this review helpful.
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