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GnuCOBOL – a free/libre COBOL compiler

Hacker News - Thu Apr 8 03:16

GnuCOBOL 3.1.2 — Latest release

Released 23 December 2020

GnuCOBOL 3.1.2 includes many new features compared to the previous release, while maintaining full source compatibility - (too much to note here but found in the linked NEWS), here are some of the highlights:

Huge improvements for compatibility to different COBOL dialects, better error handling and adjustable exceptions per COBOL 2002/2014; more modern format for diagnostic messages (especially useful when used in an integrated development environment possible in Emacs, Vim, VSCodium and others) and improved source-level debugging.

GnuCOBOL 3.1.rc-1 — pre-release

Released 30 June 2020

GnuCOBOL 3.1.0-rc1 is a pre-release to test and showcase new features in GnuCOBOL, including:

  • XML GENERATE and JSON GENERATE
  • REPORT WRITER module
  • indexed files: sparse and split key support