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Syntax highlighting for Cobol

#1

Hello,
Well, the title speaks for itself.
Cobol is still used and could benefit from this wonderful - sublime! - text editor.
Is there any template for cobol ? I had a look at the textmate repository but couldn’t find anything, not even a skeleton to be enhanced.

Any idea - apart beginning from scratch ?

Regards

Alain

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#2

Cobol.zip (1.87 KB)Here is a first attempt to create a syntax highlighting for cobol.
Far from perfect but still a beginning.
If someone would like to give an opinion.

Regards.

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#3

Thanks for your effort! I’ve noticed that line-continued string literals play havoc with the highlighting (when there are odd numbers of quotes).

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#4

Has anyone updated this Cobol Syntax template yet? I am getting back into Cobol since the number of Cobol programs is coming back or porting from Cobol to something else, or building migration software… definitely need a better Syntax checker.

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#5

You should install the package from
https://packagecontrol.io/packages/COBOL%20Syntax

regards

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#6

Awesome, that actually worked out really well. I can now actually use this editor for my COBOL code. Now if they would just add the print command . :stuck_out_tongue:

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#7

I’m afraid the package site is no longer available.
Any ideas on where to get it?

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#8

Hello,
Here is a link to the package taken from my AppData\Roaming\Sublime Text 3\Installed Packages
It is a zip file, easy to see the content, and the snippets.
Hope this can help.
Regards

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#9

Thanks for share the file. It is very nice contribution. Cheers

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#10

Hello,

This COBOL syntax package seems to be missing in action yet again.
https://packagecontrol.io/packages/COBOL%20Syntax

Can someone point me to a valid COBOL syntax highlighting package please? COBOL will outlive everyone of today’s scripting languages. Why? Everyone needs payroll and accounting. It would be nice if I could use Sublime for this.

Why does the COBOL syntax package keep going away? It’s not like the language has dramatic changes.

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#11

The repo of the syntax definition is still out there, but the hoster (bitbucket) changed the API. Therefore packagecontrol.io is not able to gather the required infos to provide the package at the moment.

You’d need to manually install the packages to be able to use it.

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