Accession Number:

AD0719451

Title:

Research in Computer-Assisted Documentation of Computer Programs. Volume 2.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 2, 31 Jan 69-1 Dec 70,

Corporate Author:

BERKELEY ENTERPRISES INC NEWTONVILLE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the research is to discover and develop methods and principles by means of which a computer program which has little or no documentation can be easily documented by a human programmer with the assistance of a computer. The report discusses the problem of documentation of computer programs presents a further model of a Simulator Analyzer computer program which simulates a computer and analyzes an undocumented working binary program presents a computer program which expresses this simulator analyzer demonstrates how this works on some simple examples discusses comments and mnemonic symbols in computer programs, and principles for abbreviating, and suggests some preferred abbreviations discusses relocation of a working binary program without knowing how it works presents a successful relocation of a working binary program for a dynamic debugging program without knowing the symbolic program from which it was assembled. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE