Appendix talk:COBOL

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As a common practice, the few languages that may be represented by abbreviations, are instead represented by their full names. Let me mention all or most of them:

So, as a natural choice, I propose moving Appendix:COBOL to Appendix:Common Business-Oriented Language, while keeping the former as a redirect. --Daniel. 17:34, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Oppose. --Dan Polansky 09:19, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
Oppose. SemperBlotto 09:28, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
Oppose. I question the wisdom of the current names of two of Daniel.'s examples. Why not Appendix:APL (or Appendix: APL (programming language)) and Appendix:HTML as primary names? Not that it matters so much. DCDuring TALK 16:26, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
Use whatever is the most common name. Computer languages tend to be referred to as abbreviations more often than not, while I'm not too sure about human languages. —CodeCat 20:48, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
Oppose. At first sight, I didn’t even recognize "Appendix:A Programming Language" as being about APL. I say move to Appendix:HTML and Appendix:APL too. —Robin 13:55, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Fails by a large margin. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:13, 17 December 2010 (UTC)