Brad Fitzpatrick (brad) wrote,
Brad Fitzpatrick

Go Navy!

I'm readying the MySQL mailing list (the database that LiveJournal uses), and I read this post from somebody in the US military:
    I have existing code in COBOL on a Unix platform. I also have MySQL set up on the same machine. We would like to convert the antiquated Database to MySQL, but maintain the existing COBOL code. I can make shell calls from within COBOL, but I would prefer to remain in the program. Is there a good way to communicate with MySQL from COBOL. Any suggestions or examples would be appreciated. Even if the example is in another language, as long as no special drivers for that language had to be installed, it should work for me.

    Jim Powell
    AV8B Weapons Integration
    EER Systems, Inc

Doesn't that just make you feel warm and cozy that our military is still using/maintaining COBOL code? Have you ever tried to write something in COBOL? My god ... I know over a dozen languages, but when I tried to learn COBOL I just wanted to vomit.
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