Accession Number : ADB101693


Title :   Visible Languages for Program Visualization


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 1982-Sep 1985


Corporate Author : HUMAN COMPUTING RESOURCES CORP TORONTO (ONTARIO)


Personal Author(s) : Baecker, Ronald ; Marcus, Aaron ; Arent, Michael ; Tims, Tracy ; McIntosh, Allen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b101693.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 80


Abstract : This report summarizes research to enhance the legibility and readability of C source text. Several practical results are presented. A graphic design manual documents a graphic design schema for the appearance of C source text. It is shown that many of the recommendations for C can be transferred to other languages, such as PASCAL and ADA. A prototype tool, called the SEE compiler, was developed for generating automatically improved appearance for most C programs. A prototype program book, that uniquely identifies the nature of information necessary to maintain a program, is also developed. Keywords: Software maintenance; Pretty printing.


Descriptors :   *COMPILERS , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , GRAPHICS , MAINTENANCE , PRINTING , PROTOTYPES , TOOLS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE