I want these keycaps, but with retro computing themed engravings. "BAUD" "RUN" "FORM FEED" "TAPE"

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@vkc Nobody seems to make the switches anymore. Cherry discontinued their locking model in 2015. 😔

@vkc @ironiridis does COBOL still require all caps? I’m pretty sure my uni COBOL class was the only time I actually used Caps Lock. Since then it’s lived it’s life as an additional Ctrl on my systems.

@iamdoon @ironiridis Depends on your dialect and compiler settings.

If I'm running a newer COBOL, case and indenting might not be as relevant. Some dialects don't have case sensitivity in logic, either, which adds to the complication. Problems of 20-50 year old code bases!

In my experience, even if not strictly required, it's still a good idea to use caps and indenting in the traditional way, if only because it's stylistically easier and improves interop.

@iamdoon @ironiridis I use vim to edit COBOL, which makes it pretty painless to macro out the style needed to match a project's conventions. Most of the time, I'm tending someone else's codebase, not writing a lot of new functionality, though.

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