There's an old maxim that says, 'Things that work persist,' which is why there's still Cobol floating around.
Teaching COBOL ought to be regarded as a criminal act.
C++ is the only current language making COBOL look good
The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.
Real programmers don't write in PL/I. PL/I is for programmers who can't decide whether to write in COBOL or FORTRAN.