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BYOD might be a hipster honeypot but it's rarely worth the extra hassle

Arthur the cat Silver badge

Re: Just four years ago, Gartner reckoned by 2017....

If you search hard enough, there's probably a report suggesting that you write a CRM platform in COBOL.

Back in the 80s I met a guy who implemented a recursive descent compiler in COBOL-74, which didn't have recursion. He managed the stack as an array of records.

As for why he did it, his management wanted a DSL for some task, so he knocked up a prototype in lex and yacc. His management then deemed that as they were a COBOL shop and nobody else understood anything Unixy, all code should be in COBOL.

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