Accession Number:

ADA073879

Title:

A Review of Army High Level Programming Languages and Documentation for ADP Software.

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

This paper reviews state of the art for high level programming languages and traces their development from first generation computers to the present day. A review and comparison of industry and Army standards for program documentation is made and differences discussed. Based upon field interviews, findings concerning command unique documentation are presented. Conclusions indicate that more powerful and cost effectve high level languages are available for use and that documentation for command unique software is not adequate. Recommendations are made for securing a system language, establishing a central review and approval authority for software documentation, and for various follow up studies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE