|Summary of responses - Conversion to C++ sivar@SanDiego.NCR.COM (SSR) (1994-08-01)|
|Re: Summary of responses - Conversion to C++ email@example.com (1994-08-04)|
|Re: Summary of responses - Conversion to C++ firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-08-06)|
|Re: Decimal arithmetic in Ada email@example.com (1994-08-09)|
|Re: Summary of responses - Conversion to C++ firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-08-10)|
|Re: Summary of responses - Conversion to C++ email@example.com (1994-08-17)|
|From:||firstname.lastname@example.org (Walter Spector)|
|Keywords:||translator, C++, comment|
|Date:||Thu, 4 Aug 1994 21:17:03 GMT|
SSR <sivar@SanDiego.NCR.COM> writes:
> 3. Many respondents pointed out that even with a converter and assuming
> straight conversion, there may be many aspects of COBOL which might
> create problems like
> b) requirement of additional C++ libraries to support decimal (money)
> classes and picture clause editing that will be rampant in a
> commercial application.
Of all the things you have mentioned, isn't the above mentioned lack
of a decimal data type the most problematic? Decimal data types are
are fundamental and important in most COBOL applications. I have a
hard time seeing how this could be done efficiently in C/C++.
What languages, other than COBOL and PL/1, support decimal data types?
[Cobol doesn't require decimal arithmetic, although it makes the
implementation easier. Careful use of fixed point with scaling should
be adequate. -John]
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