GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
The COBOL Programmers Workbench is a fully integrated collection of automated software tools designed to substantially aid in the design, implementation, test, and maintenance of COBOL data processing systems, especially those that must run on a variety of target host operating environments. The Workbench also assists in the preparation and maintenance of all supporting documentation. One of the most important capabilities of the Workbench is the automatic preparation of a set of equivalent but compiler- unique versions of a baseline program that has been written in Workbench COBOL. The research here included an investigation of the problems of converting a baseline program into compiler-unique versions, an initial study of the use of reusable modules in-line COBOL code, a limited feasibility demonstration of these capabilities, and a preliminary study for the design of COBOL.