Accession Number:

AD0765353

Title:

SAIL User Manual.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

SAIL is a high-level programming language for the PDP-10 computer. It includes an extended ALGOL 60 compiler and a companion set of execution-time routines. In addition to ALGOL, the language features 1 flexible linking to hand-coded machine language algorithms, 2 complete access to the PDP-10 10 facilities, 3 a complete system of compile-time arithmetic and logic as well as a flexible macro system, 4 user modifiable error handling, 5 backtracking, and 6 interrupt facilities. Furthermore, a subset of the SAIL language, called LEAP, provides facilities for 1 sets and lists, 2 an associative data structure, 3 independent processes, and 4 procedure variables. The LEAP subset of SAIL is an extension of the LEAP language, which was designed by J. Feldman and P. Rovner, and implemented on Lincoln Laboratorys TX-2. This manual describes the SAIL language and the execution-time routines for the typical SAIL user a non-novice programmer with some knowledge of ALGOL. It lies somewhere between being a tutorial and a reference manual. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE