Accession Number:

ADA050657

Title:

Rationale for Fixed-Point and Floating-Point Computational Requirements for a Common Programming Language.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 75-Jan 77,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses the considerations that led to the individual technical requirements for the numeric computation facilities for a common programming language for the Department of Defense DoD. Of five kinds of arithmetic considered, one floating-point and one form of fixed-point including integers were found to be appropriate for the common language. The implications of the various requirements for the language designers, the compiler-writer, the user, and the machine designer are considered. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE