Accession Number:

ADA053562

Title:

A Comparison of Programming Languages for Software Engineering.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

Four programming languages Fortran, Cobol, Jovial, and the proposed DOD standard -- variously called DOD-1, Strawman, Woodman, Tinman, and Ironman are compared in the light of modern ideas of good software engineering practice. The comparison begins by identifying a core for each language that captures the essential properties of the intent of the language designers. These core languages then serve as a basis for the discussion of the language philosophies and the impact of the language on gross program organization and on the use of individual statements.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE