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July 3, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:17pm


By CBR Staff Writer

Hewlett-Packard Co says its new year 2000 tool, an add-on for its software development environment, the HP SoftBench installed base designed to help customers decide whether they need to replace or modify legacy applications before 2000, is now available. The tool forms part of the company’s Cure2000 program and consists of a series of pull down menus that enable users to evaluate C, C++ and Cobol source code for the occurrence of date related functions. When these functions have been located the SoftBench Static Analyzer displays a graphical representation of all the relationships with the application that will be affected at the millennium. SoftBench came into existence back in 1989, and although Cobol support is present it is by far the least used development environment among SoftBench customers. Hewlett- Packard has sold some 50,000 SoftBench licenses and Jerry Brootz, SoftBench product manager at Hewlett-Packard says year 2000 configuration problems are going to affect a cross section of the industry and he expects that almost everyone will be affected in some way. Existing SoftBench customers will be able to download the tool from the SoftBench Web site at, free of charge.

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