Continuing my look at COBOL. Previously I had typed/compiled/ran the customary “hello world” program to test the compiler. But wanted to learn to read/write typical PC files with variable length records with each line terminated with a CR. The mainframe programs I’ve written in the past always used blocked/fixed length records. Success!

I’m rusty but if I can learn MS-Access, Python, PHP, various SQLs on my own…with no formal training. Then I can surely pick up a language I was trained in and which I was paid a salary to program in. So there!