Accession Number:

ADA050119

Title:

L-STAR: An Interactive, Symbolic Implementation System

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-10-03

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

L-star is a system for building software systems. The design of L- star stresses features not found in many other implementation languages or systems it is interactive rather than compiler based, it has a symbol manipulation language embedded in it, it is highly extensible, and it allows for total accessibility to both the underlying hardware and the L-star system itself. This paper describes the design philosophy of L-star, the mechanisms used to implement it, the experiences had in using it, and some unresolved issues it still presents.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE