RE: compilers and oracle 11g

From: kathy duret <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 07:12:26 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

Believe it or not alot of shops still have Cobol, Powerbuilder and even VB 5

the old if it isn't broken don't fix it attitude... or my personal favorite..... Well it has worked fine for 10 years why do we need to mess with it?

Been there, had to support it... still drinking to erase those memories... or should I say nightmares

  • On Fri, 3/19/10, Goulet, Richard <> wrote:

From: Goulet, Richard <> Subject: RE: compilers and oracle 11g
To:, Date: Friday, March 19, 2010, 8:31 AM

    I do believe that if you installed the 64 bit database binaries then the 64 bit compatible pre compiler was installed as well.  Regrettably the darn thing isn't nice enough to tell you.
    BTW: who uses Cobol any more???  Another shadow from the dark side.

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead
PAREXEL International

From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Friday, March 19, 2010 9:08 AM
Subject: compilers and oracle 11g

Hi Everyone,
Kinda off topic.
We are installing a new compiler for Cobol Microfocus on our HP-UX 11.23 and Oracle  We are on Itanium 64 bit.  We have the option of installing 32bit or 64 bit Microfocus v5.0

I was going to make an SR, but thought i'd get a quicker response from the list. 

This is the SQLPLUS banner:
SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Fri Mar 19 09:05:31 2010 Copyright (c) 1982, 2008, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

Connected to:
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production With the Partitioning, OLAP, Data Mining and Real Application Testing options

it says 64bit, but, to tell the truth, i never really looked into what's installed... which compiler should we install?  32bit or 64bit Microfocus?  i want to say 64bit especially since it's Itanium... but, i'm not sure, or what's certified/recommended.  I could only find a Metalink Doc that says Micro v5.0 is certified with on HP-uX Itanium.  Nothing about bit. Thanks,

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