Erik_
That's a good point.
Wed May 17, 2023 3:46am


COBOL is an interesting beast as you actually specify the exact size of every single variable at the top of the program before any procedural code is written. Because everything is allocated beforehand with exact sizes, there's no memory guesswork for the application after it's compiled. It always uses the same amount of memory if those variables are actually used or not.

Glad to hear you got it figured out. It seems like the routers from ISPs are notoriously bad for some reason. When we had Verizon for a bit, I think I remember that one being okay but other providers have been pretty 'meh'.


  • The more the languages do for you, the slower they get. - Puckdropper, Fri May 12 2023 5:59am
    PHP's a pretty cool language, but it's got to have a lot of overhead in "stuff". Java seems to be the same way. IIRC, garbage collection is automatic. I bet that slows things down a bit. COBOL doesn't do all that much for you, like garbage collection or figuring out memory allocation, right? My... more
    • That's a good point.- Erik_, Wed May 17 2023 3:46am
      • Seems to work ok! - Puckdropper, Sat Jun 03 2023 1:12am
        I get a quick flash when the page loads (probably going from having no content to display then content to display.) and it pops up. I'm of the opinion you should turn off your ISP-provided router's WiFi, hook your own router up to the modem and use that. I'm not sure if it's the router or Internet... more
        • Re: Seems to work ok! - Erik_, Thu Jun 08 2023 10:00am
          I was wondering why I did get an email reply when you posted this. I forgot that the Perl version of the site doesn't do email reply notifications due to it just being a simple front end layer. Glad it worked well for you, I noticed it seems to work pretty well hosted on Heroku as well. yeah, the... more
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