Originally Posted by nemecb
That might be a slight
exaggeration. It's true that COBOL is still being used, and fairly heavily in some areas, but nobody's writing new stuff in it AFAIK. They're just adding on to legacy apps that they don't want to have to rewrite. I have a friend who is trying to make a COBOL backend work with a web app. Lots of fun.
Oh, and I did Prolog in school, but I'm not a huge fan of academic languages (Smalltalk...shudder). We did ML too, and although they were both interesting (and ML was a great way to brush up on my recursive thinking
) I'm not in a huge hurry to use them again.
Yeah, apparently COBOL is king of business-based programming, especially in databasing.
I actually like C++ and Java is ok, but COBOL is terrible. I had more trouble out of that class last semester than any other.