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I have a friend who tested COBOL with ruby by outputing the COBOL crap, and
testing the output. Let me know if this helps.

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Richard Conroy
<richard.conroy / gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 5:12 PM, Balakrishnan Srinath <
> balakrishnansrinath / gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> > I would appreciate any COBOL unit test tutorail (I am a newbie to Ruby).
> > Thank you,
> > Bala
> >
>
> You might want to start with basic COBOL unit testing in general. If you
> know how to stub out the production elements of your COBOL code, and can
> execute your code from the terminal, it should be possible to write your
> tests in Ruby.
>
> However, these would be more correctly called acceptance tests (you are
> probably testing high level functionality) rather than unit tests.
>
> Unit testing, i.e. testing the smallest units of code
> (methods/functions/procedures) requires that your test code is able to
> invoke or call methods, functions or procedures in your production code. I
> don't know of any Ruby to COBOL bridge that can achieve this.
>
> If you have some luck finding a Java to COBOL bridge (interpreted or
> compiled) you might have some luck integrating it with Ruby. But I think
> that any such a project might be quite rare or commercial.
>
> regards,
> Richard
>
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