An Interim Empirical Evaluation of ECSS for Computer-System Simulation Development,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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For the special case of simulating computer systems, a recent experiment has provided some data on the effect of using different languages. The experiment consisted of programming a small simulation of a hypothetical multiprogrammed computer in ECSS The Extendable Computer System Simulator, a new experimental language specifically oriented toward simulating computer systems, and recording in some detail the progress of program development. The purpose of the experiment was to determine to what extent the prototype version of ECSS could reduce the time and expense of such simulation projects. It was also hoped that this controlled usage would lead to insights into how the prototype should be further developed and how much various kinds of development would affect the user. This paper presents the results of that experiment.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware