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Problems with COBOL--Some Empirical Evidence

  title={Problems with COBOL--Some Empirical Evidence},
  author={Dennis M. Volpano and Herbert E. Dunsmore},
This study investigated programming activity in COBOL. Attempts were made to identify problem areas so that improvemenls can be made in COBOL compilers and in the manner in which COBOL is taught. Identification of problem areas was achieved through examining program changes made by student programmers during the development of four dille rent COBOL programs. The data, which was collected from a COBOL course at Purdue University, consisted of all versions of all programs submitted for… 
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