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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  COBOL 
  n  :  COmmon  Business  Oriented  Language  [syn:  {COBOL}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  COBOL  /koh'bol/  n.  [COmmon  Business-Oriented  Language] 
  (Synonymous  with  {evil}.)  A  weak,  verbose,  and  flabby  language 
  used  by  {card  walloper}s  to  do  boring  mindless  things  on  {dinosaur} 
  mainframes.  Hackers  believe  that  all  COBOL  programmers  are  {suit}s 
  or  {code  grinder}s,  and  no  self-respecting  hacker  will  ever  admit  to 
  having  learned  the  language.  Its  very  name  is  seldom  uttered  without 
  ritual  expressions  of  disgust  or  horror.  One  popular  one  is  Edsger  W. 
  Dijkstra's  famous  observation  that  "The  use  of  COBOL  cripples  the  mind; 
  its  teaching  should  therefore,  be  regarded  as  a  criminal  offense."  (from 
  "Selected  Writings  on  Computing:  A  Personal 
  Perspective")  See  also  {fear  and  loathing},  {software  rot}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  COBOL 
 
  {COmmon  Business  Oriented  Language} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  COBOL 
  COmmon  Business  Orientated  Language 
 
 




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