Phone software?

Discussion in 'Pyra OS (Debian GNU/Linux)' started by Silent-Hunter, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. TrashyMG

    TrashyMG Sarcasm Dispenser Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    10,532
    Well now I want to brush up on my COBOL to make it happen.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 23, 2014
    DrHAX likes this.
  2. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    3,049
    Well, there is OpenCOBOL.
     
  3. _wb_

    _wb_ Microbe Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,387
    Location:
    Brussels, Belgium
    We call it COBROL over here. "Brol" is a Dutch word for "crap".
     
    DrHAX, HamishTPB and levi like this.
  4. Bosbeetle

    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3,689
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Probably flemish word :D never heard of it.
     
  5. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    3,049
    Hey wait just a minute, I like COBOL!
     
  6. _wb_

    _wb_ Microbe Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,387
    Location:
    Brussels, Belgium
    Oh. I always forget there are Flemish words that Dutch people don't understand, like "ajuin", "bakkes", "botten", "confituur", "dop" (werkloosheidsuitkering), "frietkot", "goesting", "kuisvrouw", "muizenstrontjes", "patatten", "poepen", "reclameren", "schup", "schuif", "stoefen", "toespijs", "tutter", "valies", "vijs".

    "poepen" is probably the worst one: the word itself exists both in Dutch and in Flemish but the meaning is significantly different...
     
    DrHAX and Eight Bit like this.
  7. rohezal

    rohezal Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    1,662
    I understand around 20% of these words, hello from Germany :) .
     
  8. Bosbeetle

    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3,689
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Eight Bit

    Eight Bit Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,634
    Location:
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    muizenstrontjes... Hagelslag ofzo? 

    lol
     
  10. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    3,049
    Is COBOL really no good? It seems OK to me.
     
  11. bzar

    bzar A Commando

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Messages:
    4,446
    Location:
    Finland
    If you only know COBOL it is the best you know of :)
     
  12. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    3,049
    I can only do anything semi-useful in COBOL. I used to know a lot of Java, but alas I have forgotten most of it.
     
  13. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,100
    Location:
    Somewhere off the coast of the EU
    COBOL is... well, it's Turing complete. That's about the most I can say in favour of it. Though to be fair, my last exposure to it was pre-2002, and I gather that year's revision introducing functions and OO improved its ability to express well structured and encapsulated algorithms.
     
  14. RuneIV

    RuneIV Still Fresh

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Messages:
    88
    Location:
    Châteauguay Valley, Qc, Canada
    Well you can make a really good living here in Quebec learning COBOL, as a lot of the old crap running on the government's old servers use it.

    Since no one wants to even touch it, decent COBOL programmers are sadly still sought out.
     
  15. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    3,049
    Well, I'm learning still. But it's a fun language, I like it so far.
     
  16. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    3,049
    I am now learning FORTRAN. Is that perhaps more suitable?
     
  17. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,100
    Location:
    Somewhere off the coast of the EU
    Definitely.  But only really if you're comparing it to COBOL!
     
  18. Silent-Hunter

    Silent-Hunter Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    3,049
    Well, COBOL is really only for databases. FORTRAN can do lots more. At least, this book I got at the used book store says so.
     
  19. _wb_

    _wb_ Microbe Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,387
    Location:
    Brussels, Belgium
    Exactly. We say "little mouse shits" (muizenstrontjes) when we are talking about chocolate sprinkles. Not very appetizing, but it makes sense, since the resemblance is striking.

    "to butt" (poepen) is a strange one: in Flemish it means "to have sex", while in Dutch it means "to shit". This can be confusing.
     
    DrHAX likes this.
  20. Bosbeetle

    Bosbeetle Terminally lost

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    3,689
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    also it only means "to butt" in flemish since poep in dutch only means shit and not butt.
     

Share This Page

Loading...