Learning legacy programming languages

Is it worth learning programs like Fortran or COBOL? Do employers like this? What is going to happen when people who support these systems retire?

Probably won't be directly applicable except in special cases, but it would certainly make your resume stand out. If you do list those languages, make sure you really know those languages; you may be interviewed by someone who does. Phone Post 3.0

kbhat - Probably won't be directly applicable except in special cases, but it would certainly make your resume stand out. If you do list those languages, make sure you really know those languages; you may be interviewed by someone who does. Phone Post 3.0

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kbhat - Probably won't be directly applicable except in special cases, but it would certainly make your resume stand out. If you do list those languages, make sure you really know those languages; you may be interviewed by someone who does. Phone Post 3.0
COBOL will pop up every now and again so. Could be really useful for you to know as the old skool are reaching the retirement age now. That's the case in my place. Phone Post 3.0

I would think you will still see cobol and fortran in military and other government IT environments at the very least, as well as in some financial institutions. It could end up being a nice niche market for the few out there who will know it.

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