Accession Number:

AD0773391

Title:

Hints on Programming Language Design

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The paper presents the view that a programming language is a tool which should assist the programmer in the most difficult aspects of his art, namely program design, documentation, and debugging. It discusses the objective criteria for evaluating a language design, and illustrates them by application to language features of both high level languages and machine code programming. It concludes with an annotated reading list, recommended for all intending language designers.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE