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We in the finance sector killed it years ago. We're now trying to kill java and move to python.

Well - since you've still not managed to kill COBOL I'd bet on there still being a lot of Perl in ten years time :-)


We killed that as well!


Considering the number of folk dealing with COBOL systems I bumped into at GOTO Copenhagen last week, and the number of COBOL jobs that pop up after a quick google I would beg to differ.

I can, of course, understand why you would really want it to be dead ;-)


I'm quite surprised actually! I've not seen COBOL in the finance sector (at least in the UK) for about 5-6 years.

Perhaps there still are a few corners where there are some rotting corpses hacking away on AS/400s which are actually gluing everything together!

I remember getting to sledgehammer the crap out of our AS/400 platforms and incinerate two entire pallets of IBM manuals - was "a great day for freedom" to paraphrase Pink Floyd.


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