Accession Number:

AD0736414

Title:

The Treatment of Data Types in EL1

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

In constructing a general purpose programming language, a key issue is providing a sufficient set of data types and associated operations in a manner that permits both natural problem-oriented notation and very efficient implementation. The language EL1 contains a number of features specifically designed to simultaneously satisfy both requirements. The resulting treatment of data types includes provision for programmer-defined data types and generic routines, programmer control over type conversion, and very flexible data type behavior, in a context that allows efficient compiled code and very compact data representation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE