A General Basis for Comparative Evaluation of AED, COBOL, JOVIAL, and PL/1
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REVIEWS, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS, CONTROL SEQUENCES, COMPUTER LOGICCOBOL, PL1 PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, JOVIAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGEThe report provides an analysis of the technical features and pertinent characteristics of the programming languages AED, COBOL, JOVIAL, and PL1, which were chosen for evaluation because of general applicability to programming problems within the scope of Air Force interest. The methodology derives from the development of a Language Feature Outline and a Language Evaluation Questionnaire for which programmeranalysts supplied detailed technical information and subjective evaluations. The intent of this report is to provide material in support of evaluations of the relative suitability of the four languages for specific applications.
- Computer Programming and Software