Accession Number:

AD0762010

Title:

An Experimental Display Programming Language for the PDP-10 Computer

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL OF COMPUTING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

An experimental language for display programming, called DIAL, has been developed for the PDP-10 and the UNIVAC 1559 display. It is experimental in the sense that it was originally conceived as a means of testing out some ideas, and the best way to test them seemed to be to produce a language that others could use. The language is a subset of ALGOL hence the name Display Algol, with additional facilities for graphical input and output. It cannot deal with floating-point numbers and can only handle strings in a limited fashion. Also, it lacks any facilities for rotating pictures or for displaying three- dimensional objects. On the other hand, it does include features which may make it easier to develop display programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE