A Manager for Named, Permanent Objects.
Master's theses for period ending 17 May 79,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Storing data in a computing system for a long time has been of interest ever since it was possible to do so. Classically, one stores bit- or byte-strings, or perhaps arrays of records. Yet, current programming philosophy stresses data abstraction techniques and concepts. This report describes an object-oriented filing system which stores abstract objects, and allows the user to view the system as though one were storing abstract objects, rather than storing some external representation of the abstractions. Names may be attached to the permanent objects, and objects may be contained in and may contain other objects. Furthermore, an object may be contained in more than one object, thereby allowing the naming structure to be a network. Author
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Hardware