For those who have been anxiously awaiting the release of a GCC-based
compiler for the COBOL language, James K. Lowden has a
status report with some good news:
The GCC Cobol aspirant is now 16 months old, and pupating. If
Cobol’s 60-year history were an hour, gcobol is now one minute old.
When last we met our intrepid duo, gcobol had compiled 100
programs, perhaps 1000 lines of Cobol. Today we’re pleased to
announce a milestone: success with «nucleus» and «intrinsic
function» modules of the NIST CCVS-85 test suite. […]
We have, in other words, a verified, working Cobol-85 compiler.