Accession Number:

AD0784513

Title:

On Automating the Construction of Programs

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

An experimental system for automatically generating certain simple kinds of programs is described. The programs constructed are expressed in a subset of ALGOL containing assignments, function calls, conditional statements, while loops, and non-recursive procedure calls. The input is an environment of primitive programs and programming methods specified in a language currently used to define the semantics of the output programming language. The system has been used to generate programs for symbolic manipulation, robot control, every day planning, and computing arithmetical functions.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE