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  • Posted a comment on discussion Help getting started on GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL)

    I'm going to defend this Anonymous poster, Pat. Me thinks you have crossed signals. Take a look at https://sourceforge.net/p/open-cobol/discussion/help/thread/51d48303/?page=3 and a few other places. These posts are all good natured, attempting to get clean VBISAM builds up and running. I might be wrong, but those anonymous posts have been far more helpful than neutral or troll-ey, with an eye to making the installs more robust. Seems to be a different person than "the others". ;-) Cheers, Brian

  • Posted a comment on discussion Help getting started on GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL)

    One of the reasons why we do not register is that we don't want your spam. What spam? You may have a mistaken impression of how SourceForge works, Anon. To the best of my knowledge, SourceForge has never leaked any registration emails. Email visible by having an account is of the form, username@users.sourceforge.net and you have to explicitly allow out bound messages being directed to your registration email. In site messaging is all that it is allowed by default, and even that can be turned off...

  • Modified a comment on discussion Help getting started on GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL)

    Depending on how the next few days go, Anonymous posting may be coming to an end for Help getting started. Something (I'm not going to say someone, as that elevates the persons responsible above the whale mud) is posting spam. A trickle for now, fairly easy to manage, but if it continues, the only real alternative will be to close the valve. This might not happen, but if it does, it will happen without notice or fore warning, so I'm posting a little heads up. Brian

  • Posted a comment on discussion Help getting started on GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL)

    Depending on how the next few days go, Anonymous posting may be coming to an end for Help getting started. Something (I'm not going to say someone, as that's elevates the persons responsible above the whale mud) is posting spam. A trickle for now, fairly easy to manage, but if it continues, the only real alternative will be to close the valve. This might not happen, but if it does, it will happen without notice or fore warning, so I'm posting a little heads up. Brian

  • Posted a comment on discussion Open Discussion on Regina REXX Interpreter

    Should fork() be restricted? I have embedded Regina FUNCTION REXX() in GnuCOBOL as restricted by default, and a FUNCTION REXX-UNRESTRICTED() for explicit allow all scripting. Leaning to recommend REXX for user land scripting, but if a user script can execute fork(), things break down quickly in the hosting application. The change to unx_fork in unxfuncs.c is minor, with a TSD->restricted check, but for safer COBOL this would have to be in standard Regina installs, and patching (meaning from source...

  • Posted a comment on discussion Help getting started on GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL)

    Apologies to everyone that got mail. Finger slip, approved some spam instead of deleting it.

  • Posted a comment on discussion Contributions on GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL)

    Just clownin', Hilsen, but I grew up on OpenVMS/VAX, and well, competed with VAXen, some thought them much better. them be fightin' words! :-) Rock, scissors, paper, at dawn. Too bad the economies of scale put paid to the very well engineered middle ground of mini computers; so much less like toys than what most of us use as tools now. Cheers, Brian

  • Modified a comment on discussion Contributions on GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL)

    Simon Sobisch [2017-07-20 13:14]: What is ND COBOL? An old-school verison along the new one would be nice. Cobol (in this case COBOL-74) for the Norsk Data minicomputers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norsk_Data. Great machines, ran their own Sintran OS, dominated the Norwegian market, competed with VAXen, some thought them much better. The Cobol (74) had its own screen handling system, not compatible with SCREEN SECTION. They had a COBOL-85 with SCREEN SECTION, which I never used. Hilsen Harald small...

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