This describes the base COBOL language supported by this system: this COBOL language is based on the ANSI COBOL standards X3.23-1985, X3.23a-1989 and X3.23b-1993, and is supported by a number of COBOL systems. In addition, support has been added for some of the features from ISO/IEC 1989:2002, Programming language COBOL.
COBOL is an industry language and is not the property of any company or group of companies, or of any organization or group of organizations.
No warranty, expressed or implied, is made by any contributor or by the CODASYL Programming Language Committee as to the accuracy and functioning of the programming system and language. Moreover, no responsibility is assumed by any contributor, or by the committee, in connection herewith.
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