Really stupid Q?

Fred Rump from home fr at icdi10.UUCP
Mon Jan 15 09:06:02 AEST 1990

In article <1990Jan5.174006.2262 at> johnl at (John R. Levine) writes:
>toma at attctc.Dallas.TX.US (Tom Armistead) writes:
>>I have a "requirement" to provide hard facts regarding COBOL performance
>>under UNIX. ...
>It would be interesting to see some Cobol performance figures for a 386.

While I don't have any real numbers either, the one big COBOL package out 
there in Xenix/Unix land is Real World and MCBA. Both are decendants of the 
Mini world of old and run one hell of a lot of systems.

We write our own tight C code for a vertical, but also recommend and install 
Real World into lots of systems. Speed does not seem to be a real issue in 
today's 25Mhz and up 386 boxes. But SIZE ... wow, do these COBOL programs chew 
up disk space. Lots and lots of files. It seems that programs that don't 
really do a lot still have all the overhead of COBOL again and again and 

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