FORTRAN Code Auditor
ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY
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The FORTRAN Code Auditor, an automated test tool, is used for the cost effective enforcement of FORTRAN programming standards and conventions appropriate to the Air Force software environment. It does not modify code. Using predefined coding standards and conventions, it simply advises the user where these standards and conventions have not been adhered to. The major advantage of favoring an automated auditor over manual methods, besides cost effectiveness, is complete objectivity and unambiguity. The standards can be viewed as being coding enforcements in four areas Documentation Standards - Standards defining quantity and placement of commentary thus enhancing program readability and comprehension Format Standards - Standards identifying physical placement and grouping of code elements on the source code listing Design Standards - Standards limiting module size and placing restrictions on the use of certain instructions with the end result of providing an optimization of code relative to execution time and Structural Standards - Standards requiring the use of strict rules for the top-down design and implementation of a system of programs and the requirement that the components adhere to a hierarchical form as much as possible. Software Description The program is written in the FORTRAN Y programming language for implementation on a Honeywell H6180 computer using the GCOS, release 4JS1, operating system. The computer memory requirement is 40K words.
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