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SV: Using Git for Cobol source

Johnsen, Per Jørgen
Hi

I wonder if it is ok to use Git for source control for Cobol programs and take advantage of parallel development ?

Today we are using VSS and needs to be replaced. Our Cobol development is done by an Eclipse tool (Micro Focus Enterprise Developer)

Regards
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DNB Bank ASA
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RE: Using Git for Cobol source

Randall S. Becker
On February 3, 2016 4:20 AM, Per Jørgen Johnsen wrote:
> Subject: SV: Using Git for Cobol source
> I wonder if it is ok to use Git for source control for Cobol programs and
take
> advantage of parallel development ?
>
> Today we are using VSS and needs to be replaced. Our Cobol development is
> done by an Eclipse tool (Micro Focus Enterprise Developer)

COBOL should be no problem for git. The one caution I would have for you is
that if you happen to be using fixed-format mode with column-based sequence
numbers (that would be really old COBOL 74 mode), the sequence numbers may
give false positives on diff results. If you have those, lose them. This
would apply to VSS also, so you're probably not using those anyway.

If you are functional in VSS for COBOL, you should be fine. Your challenge
will be migrating history, which is possible, but will involve some effort.

Regards,
Randall

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