Accession Number:

ADA126228

Title:

PRISM: A General Purpose Programming System.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical paper,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

This paper describes the development, uses, and features of the general purpose programming system PRISM, which is the foundation for future program development by the Computer Programming Branch and is available to all personnel within the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory AFHRL. PRISM was designed to meet the need for an efficient and reliable programming tool that could be used like a high-order programming language but still provide the operating system interface and hardware controls of assembly language. It has special features that make it an especially powerful tool for new software development. These features were derived from an extensive analysis of coding sequences in existing library programs, interactions between library programs, and the identification of common programming procedures. PRISM was specifically designed for the development of general purpose programs by the Technical Services Division of AFHRL within the Computer Programming Branch however, it is also an effective and efficient tool for applications programmers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE