Runtime Performance Improvements for COBOL

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COBOL for AIX, V5.1:

  • 64-bit application development
  • Improved runtime performance and functionality
  • Unicode support to develop COBOL programs that exclusively use Unicode for all application data
  • Support for Extensible Markup Language to integrate COBOL with XML
  • Object-oriented COBOL for interoperability with Java
  • Integration of the common compiler back end from XL C, XL C/C++, and XL Fortran for AIX to give better performance
  • Source conversion utility (scu) to aid in migrating COBOL source code
  • Inclusion of the IBM Debugger for AIX to enable you to conveniently debug programs in 32-bit or 64-bit mode
  • Integrated development environment support using IBM Rational Developer for AIX and Linux™, AIX COBOL Edition


COBOL Runtime Environment for AIX, V5.1:

  • New separately orderable runtime product for execution of developed IBM COBOL applications
  • Improved runtime performance and functionality


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