Accession Number:

AD0643092

Title:

PROGRAMMING BY QUESTIONNAIRE: HOW TO CONSTRUCT A PROGRAM GENERATOR,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

Programming by Questionnaire, or the Program Generator technique, is a method by which many computer programs can be produced at considerable savings in time, effort, and cost. A Program Generator consists of four parts 1 A Questionnaire, written in English, defining the scope and logic of all of the programs that can be generated. 2 A Statement List containing all the computer commands needed to construct any of the many programs. 3 A set of Decision Tables specifying the commands required from the Statement List as a function of the Questionnaire choices. 4 The Editor program for processing the Questionnaire, Statement List, and Decision Tables, thus building the desired program and providing the user with a list of the data he must supply to use the program. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE