American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A programming language developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s and used especially for business applications. It is closer to English than many other high-level languages.
- n. common business-oriented language
- Co(mmon) b(usiness-)o(riented) l(anguage). (Wiktionary)
- Co(mmon) B(usiness-)O(riented) L(anguage). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“COBOL is a business programming language used almost exclusively on IBM mainframe computers.”
“Not at all concerned for our stuff, and if all the stuff around the world written in COBOL went all to sh*te that night, the world would probably be better forit ....”
“The T-800’s visual systems (at least) appear to be programmed in COBOL and 6502 assembly (specifically Apple +2 assembly).”
“I’m a mature programmer who first learned to program in COBOL 30 years ago (yes, that mature).”
“A big part of the exam was on programming in COBOL.”
“Of course, there really were never any Last Days of COBOL, which is why there are so many ancient systems still humming away in the bellies of so many banks, insurance companies and governments.”
“Common Business-Oriented Language - widely known as COBOL - has turned”
“Generally speaking, these machines were programmed in a language called COBOL and used an operating system that was proprietary for that hardware.”
“Grace Hopper – Navy Chick and a major mover behind COBOL”
“I know COBOL programmers who still have workTODAY .....”
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