Accession Number:

ADA000294

Title:

The PILER System of Computer Program Translation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

PROBE CONSULTANTS INC PHOENIX ARIZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

151.0

Abstract:

The automatic translation of computer programs from one language to another is the ultimate goal of this research project. The translation of programs is a primary concern of users anticipating an upgrading or replacement of computer hardware currently in use. It is also necessary to enable many users to share or purchase applications programs. Economic considerations dictate the general characteristics of the translator. Because of the volume of existing programs and the cost of manual reprogramming, the translator should be as nearly automatic as possible. Because of the complexity of such a translator, which means high developmental cost and time, it must be as generalized as possible. The design of the translating system developed through work on this project stresses flexibility in the use of the system, allowing it to fulfill alternate goals. Portions of the system may be used to provide uniform documentation of programs, or as debugging aids, or for program or compiler evaluation.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE