[xquery-talk] XQuery Platform Support
reldev at aol.com
Tue Oct 21 12:59:21 PDT 2003
Minimally, you could call a Java program from COBOL by going through an
intermediate layer written in C that leverages JNI to talk to Java.
Michael Kay wrote on 10/21/2003, 11:55 AM:
> > What would be my options on the mainframe side for
> > 1) converting a COBOL copybook type feed to a XML feed
> Well, you need to parse the COBOL. This means you need a language that's
> reasonably good at regular expression handling. Perl and Python are
> common choices; XSLT 2.0 has good capabilities in this area, but XSLT
> 1.0 and XQuery 1.0 aren't really suitable. I've no idea what's available
> on IBM mainframes.
> > 2) what type of program could execute an XQuery expression on
> > the mainframe ... Java ? Can a COBOL program invoke a Java program ?
> Many XQuery processors that run on the mainframe are likely to be Java
> programs. Java does offer cross-language support, but the question of
> how to call Java from COBOL on an IBM mainframe is just a little bit
> off-centre for this list!
> Michael Kay
> talk at xquery.com
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