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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a016811.pdf


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