COBOL compiler to JavaScript


COBOL language compiler to Javascript. Work in Progress

Via npm using (Node.js)[]:

npm install basicscript

Reference in your program:

var cobolscript = require('cobolscript');

To compile a source code:

var program = cobolscript.compileProgram('display "Hello, world".');

To compile a file:

var program = cobolscript.compileProgramFile('./hello.cob');

To run a compiled program:;

Some programs need a runtime object that provides helper functions, i.e. display implementation. In the above example, a console-oriented runtime object is obtained.

In web samples, a runtime that uses request, response is used:

http.createServer(function(reqres) {{ request: req, response: res }));
git clone git://
cd CobolScript
npm install
npm test

Hello Simple Hello, world program, without division declarations.

Hello Program Hello, world program, with identification, environment, data and procedure divisions.

Hello Web Hello web page. display output produces page content.

Factorial Factorial console program, using working storage variable, perform with using and giving and local variables for recursion.

Factorial Web Factorial web page.

Local Using local to define a variable, instead of working storage.

Template Console program using a template. CobolScript can be embedded in text.

Template Web Web page using a template.

Web Server Accessing Node.js functions, to start a web server and serves a single page.

  • More Samples
  • Web Site with templates and layout, get and post processing
  • if with else, end-if
  • perform inline with end-perform, until, with test.
  • explicit stop run.
  • exit, exit perform.
  • File section.
  • Linkage section.
  • Pictures.
  • exec sql.
  • Asynchronous call, using a procecure as a callback.

COBOL Tutorial

Feel free to file issues and submit pull requests � contributions are welcome.

If you submit a pull request, please be sure to add or update corresponding test cases, and ensure that npm test continues to pass.