Accession Number:

ADA028297

Title:

A Common Programming Language for the Department of Defense--Background and Technical Requirements

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 1975

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

159.0

Abstract:

This paper presents the set of characteristics needed for a common programming language of embedded computer systems applications in the DoD. In addition, it describes the background, purpose, and organization of the DoD Common Programming Language efforts. It reviews the issues considered in developing the needed language characteristics, explains how certain trade-offs and potential conflicts were resolved, and discusses the criteria used to ensure that any language satisfying the criteria will be suitable for embedded computer applications, will not aggravate existing software problems, and will be suitable for standardization.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE