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GNU COBOL Posts

Parameter Passing when calling Free Pascal from GnuCOBOL

In our last exciting episode of gnuCOBOL, I showed the rudiments of calling a Pascal program from COBOL. Today I will delve deeper into passing parameters. Example Code Rather than put a lot of code straight into this post, here … Continue reading

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Calling Free Pascal Procedures from GnuCOBOL in Windows

I’m slowly working through various experiments with gnuCOBOL. One experiment is to call Pascal code from a gnuCOBOL program. The gnuCOBOL FAQ has an example, but I presume this only works for Linux. It definitely doesn’t work for MinGW/Windows. I … Continue reading

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Installing gnuCOBOL into MinGW

I’ve been away from this project for several months and managed to forget exactly how I was supposed to invoke the COBOL compiler. I had made a note in the post Installing gnuCOBOL on Windows, but that just tells where to … Continue reading

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Installing MinGW (for gnuCOBOL)

As I started researching how to install the gnuCOBOL SQL preprocessor, I found that there are no binaries (Windows or Linux). If I’m going to move forward, I’m going to have to be able to  compile the preprocessor. One option … Continue reading

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Installing PostgreSQL (for GnuCOBOL)

I recently wrapped up a couple of mainframe COBOL/DB2 classes at udemy.com. In general, these were refresher courses in COBOL, but I did find the EXEC SQL pre-processor very interesting. I left the COBOL world before SQL was mainstream. When … Continue reading

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Installing gnuCOBOL on Windows

7 years ago I did some testing with Open COBOL. I wanted to see how well it implemented COBOL and do some performance testing as well. As I recall, the implementation was lacking a bit, but I was still able … Continue reading

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