Accession Number:

ADA052082

Title:

Towards a PL/I-Based 'Ironman' Language.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

IBM UNITED KINGDOM LABS LTD WINCHESTER (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense in the United States is running a project, known as IRONMAN, to establish a new programming language for computer applications embedded in other hardware. Their evaluations of existing languages determined that only PASCAL, ALGOL68 and PLI were suitable as bases for the new language. This report describes work that was begun on such a PLI-based language. The work was terminated before completion since the Department of Defense have recently chosen to pursue only PASCAL-based solutions. This report contains a technical discussion leading to a PLI-based language to meet the Ironman requirements, and a user to manual for this language. Although it is incomplete we believe it will be of some interest since there is enough to establish the potential of the approach. The work did not reach the stage of being amended by the input of IBM specialists in such fields as proof of correctness, and no implementation has been attempted. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE