My guess is that the need to use COBOL has to do with the 
present investment these companies have in systems already.
I highly doubt that organizations that are newish are using 
it (or if they are it's minor in comparison to older orgs).

Now, I do think that a translator would be super cool though.

Andy



M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
> Interesting article on the future of COBOL ... perhaps a COBOL to Ruby
> translator would ease some pain?
> 
> http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=266228
> 
> 

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