Cobol?!

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    Cobol?!

    Didn't know where else to post this...

    Anyway, someone mentioned to me earlier today that they were learning COBOL. At first I had no clue at what this language was but after doing some research I found that apparently it's quite popular. I'm just curious to find out people's opinions to this language. Is it worth learning? Is it of any use? How many people know and use it?

    EDIT: And what is it mainly used for?
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    >Is it worth learning?
    If you want to make yourself marketable, yes. If you want a good language to sink your teeth into, no.

    >Is it of any use?
    COBOL is actually more popular that you would think. Definitely more than C++ mongers will admit to.

    >How many people know and use it?
    I might still remember a little, but I haven't used it in many years.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Marketable?

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    >Marketable?
    If you want a broader range of employment opportunities it's wise to learn as many langauges as possible, and become fluent in the most popular ones.
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