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  • Posted a comment on discussion The Lounge on GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL)

    Along with what Kevin mentioned, Bruce, the difference from scripting as glue and scripting as userland programmability and extensibilty: I'll probably be pestering you for ideas on why someone might want to embed the JVM inside a COBOL program. I mostly think along the lines of what can be done, theoretically , without much thought to the practical side of things when working with these engines. JVM doesn't really count as scripting, until you get into things like Frink and Groovy (looking forward...

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

    You can get the Japanese identifier to work as well, Pat, that white space following the mountain name is not spaces, it looks like: prompt$ xxd german.cob 00000150: 6c69 6322 202e 0a20 2020 2020 2020 2030 lic" .. 0 00000160: 3120 e5b1 b1e3 8080 5049 4320 7828 3130 1 ......PIC x(10 00000170: 2920 2020 2056 414c 5545 2049 5320 226d ) VALUE IS "m 00000180: 6f75 6e74 6169 6e22 202e 0a20 2020 2020 ountain" .. hex dump, the glyph is not followed by spaces, by an e3 80 80 sequence, so you get the symbol...

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

    Now I'm pondering that add. Not all encodings will work; for instance a multibyte character that has a 0x00 or 0x20 or other special byte code that would trip up the 8 bit regular expression matches in Flex and Bison. So some subsets of most encodings will work in terms of UTF-16 and others, but not all. ASCII and UTF-8 are covered, just by nature of the compiler tool chain currently in use. Brian

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

    Thought I'd add, EBCDIC encoding works as well; just about all encodings will work for identifiers and literals, but whitespace does not include any multibyte characters due to the Flex/Bison regular expressions in use by the compiler sources. So, on Windows, wide character UTF-16 will also fly right, as long as white space is "normal" whitespace, and periods are normal periods, etc. I'd have to read up on how Flex and EBCDIC get along in terms of the REs used, but I can only imagine everyhing works...

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

    You can get the Japanese identifier to work as well, Pat, that white space following the mountain name is not spaces, it looks like: prompt$ xxd german.cob 00000150: 6c69 6322 202e 0a20 2020 2020 2020 2030 lic" .. 0 00000160: 3120 e5b1 b1e3 8080 5049 4320 7828 3130 1 ......PIC x(10 00000170: 2920 2020 2056 414c 5545 2049 5320 226d ) VALUE IS "m 00000180: 6f75 6e74 6169 6e22 202e 0a20 2020 2020 ountain" .. hex dump, the glyph is not followed by spaces, by an e3 80 80 sequence, so you get the symbol...

  • Posted a comment on discussion The Lounge on GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL)

    I'm a huge fan of the works of Richard Hipp. SCM of choice is Fossil. But, like many good things; v 1.19 was in the 1 meg range, full on web interface and cli, repo, wiki, tickets, just about everything a software configuration tool should be. Feature creep, Fossil 2.23 is 12meg, does just about the same things only with breaking edge cases now. :-) Can't blame Richard really, fans just kept adding features and he's too nice to say no. Designer and lead developer of SQLite as well, and he still answers...

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

    Started in on it. I'll have to fine tooth comb through the document to find any side references, so there may still be (most probably are) some changes to make. Cheers, Brian

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

    Feature request is in, on the extension part [feature-requests:#237]. Will look into the version number check. I've been testing the change in trunk. Aside: Simon, you're misspelling Major. A mayor is the head honcho for a town or city government. ;-) Then again, a major is also a military rank. But in this case you want to use Major/Minor. Cheers, Brian

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