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Cobol programming

COBOL is a third-generation programming language. Its name is an acronym, for COmmon Business Oriented Language, defining its primary domain in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments.

The COBOL 2002 standard includes support for object-oriented programming and other modern language features. However, most of this article is based on COBOL 85.

1 Prehistory and specification
2 Defining features
3 Still going strong
4 Hello world
5 Opposing views on COBOL

5.1 Criticism
5.2 Defense

6 See also
7 References
8 External links

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