COBOL,全名通用商業語言COmmon Business Oriented Language),係最早出嘅標準化高階程式語言,1959年制定出嚟。

COBOL
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編程範式過程式指令式物件導向
設計者Howard Bromberg, Howard Discount, Vernon Reeves, Jean E. Sammet英文Jean E. Sammet, William Selden, Gertrude Tierney
編程員CODASYL英文CODASYL, 美國國家標準協會, 國際標準化組織
第一次出現1959年, 63年之前 (1959)
穩定版本
ISO/IEC 1989:2014 / 2014
類型系統強弱型別, 類型系統
副檔名.cbl, .cob, .cpy
Major implementations
GnuCOBOL, IBM COBOL英文IBM COBOL, Micro Focus Visual COBOL
Dialects
ACUCOBOL-GT, COBOL-IT, COBOL/2, DEC COBOL-10, DEC VAX COBOL, DOSVS COBOL, Fujitsu COBOL, Hitachi COBOL2002, HP3000 COBOL/II, IBM COBOL SAA, IBM COBOL/400, IBM COBOL/II, IBM Enterprise COBOL, IBM ILE COBOL, IBM OS/VS COBOL, ICL COBOL, isCOBOL, Micro Focus COBOL, Microsoft COBOL, Realia COBOL, Ryan McFarland RM/COBOL, Ryan McFarland RM/COBOL-85, Tandem (NonStop) COBOL85, Tandem (NonStop) SCOBOL, UNIVAC COBOL, Unisys MCP COBOL74, Unisys MCP COBOL85, Unix COBOL X/Open, Visual COBOL, Wang VS COBOL