Ada - A Suitable Replacement for COBOL?
ARMY INST FOR RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCES ATLANTA GA
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The new Department of Defense standard programming language for embedded computer systems, Ada, is evaluated as a replacement for COBOL. Ada appears superior to COBOL in facilitating good software development and maintenance practices. Yet Ada is more difficult to learn and does not provide as many convenient built in features for data formatting and inputoutput. Adopdting Ada may reduce total life cycle cost, but converting from COBOL to Ada is not recommended for the near future.
- Computer Programming and Software