So You Want COBOL On The Mac.
First off, what is COBOL?
COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) is a high-level programming language for business applications. It was the first popular languaged designed to be operating system agnostic and is still in use in many financial and business applications today.
Who uses COBOL?
COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments. COBOL is still widely used in legacy applications deployed on mainframe computers, such as large-scale batch and transaction processing jobs.
A little More Info about GNU COBOL.
GnuCOBOL (formerly OpenCOBOL) is a free COBOL compiler. cobc translates COBOL source to executable using intermediate C, designated C compiler and linker. OpenCOBOL 1.1 became GNU Cobol 1.1 in 2013. Official releases at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnucobol GnuCOBOL 2.2 is the last release, version 3.0 is on its way. A programmer’s guide, by Gary Cutler, and other documentation, is indexed at http://open-cobol.sourceforge.net/ OpenCOBOL was written by Keisuke Nishida and Roger While, from 2001 to 2012. GnuCOBOL is also authored by Simon Sobisch, Ron Norman, Edward Hart, Sergey Kashyrin, Dave Pitts and Brian Tiffin. Others listed in the AUTHORS and THANKS files. Copyright 2001-2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.