Issue No.02 - March/April (2000 vol.17)
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Cobol 2002, the new Cobol standard, is expected to be finalized in approximately 18 months. Cobol 2002 builds on Cobol's first-class data handling capabilities and introduces object-oriented features, environmental improvements, and many other modern constructs to the language. The improvements position Cobol as both a business and general-purpose programming language, capable of handling a wide variety of programming tasks.
Don Schricker, "Cobol for the Next Millennium", IEEE Software, vol.17, no. 2, pp. 48-52, March/April 2000, doi:10.1109/52.841606