I feel a bit uncomfortable asking so many questions, but I do appreciate the answers a lot. Especially so since I am growing very fond indeed of Visual Cobol. It seems to wrap the best of MF Cobol, AcuCOBOL, and even R/M Cobol all into one neat package. Color me impressed...
I could even learn to like the Eclipse editor, except it insist on putting a strikethrough line on every data item I type in a COBOL program. Doesn't affect the program compiling, just drives me nuts trying to read my own code. There seems to be a lot of advantages to using Eclipse, so I am trying to stick in there and stay away from ISPF or XEDIT... but - it ain't easy. ;)
I see this both on Linux and Windows, so it is probably just something stupid I am doing.
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