PLANNER Progress Report July 1971-June 1972.
Progress rept. no. 9,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC
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The PLANNER project is implementing a high-level goal-oriented language on Multics. The aim is to have a clean implementation of a procedural foundation for problem solving. The foundation attempts to be a matrix in which real world problem-solving knowledge can be efficiently and naturally embedded. As a first step, the author is implementing the basics of the control structure and data structure. The fundamental data structure of PLANNER is the directed graph with links and nodes. Any data element can be used as the name of a link. Furthermore, any data element can have links associated with it. The actual linkage can be mechanized by hash coding, indirect addressing, indexing, or by a procedure call.
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