Accession Number : ADA016811
Title : PYGMALION: A Creative Programming Environment
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Smith, David Canfield
Report Date : Jun 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 199
Abstract : PYGMALION is a two-dimensional, visual programming system implemented on an interactive computer with graphics display. Communication between human being and computer is by means of visual entities called icons, subsuming the notions of variable, reference, data structure, function and picture. The heart of the system is an interactive remembering editor for icons, which executes and (Optionally) saves operations for later reexecution. The display screen is viewed as a document to be edited. Programming consists of recreating a sequence of display frames, the last of which contains the desired information. Display frames are modified by editing operations.
Descriptors : *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING , *INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS , ALGORITHMS , COMPILERS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , CREATIVITY , MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY) , PICTURES , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , SHAPE , TWO DIMENSIONAL , VARIABLES , VISUAL PERCEPTION , VOCABULARY
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE