Accession Number:

ADA137417

Title:

The Use of the MASCOT Philosophy for the Construction of Ada Programs,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL SIGNALS AND RADAR ESTABLISHMENT MALVERN (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

The development of computer based systems poses major problems on the people involved. Both, MASCOT the official design methodology of the UK Ministry of Defence for real-time systems and Ada the official programming language of the US Department of Defence for embedded computer systems claim to offer a solution to the majority of these problems. MASCOT is a programming support environment which is independent of a particular programming language, but it defines its own runtime kernel for parallel execution of different program parts. Ada, on the other hand, offers language constructs to express parallelism of program parts, but Ada enforces a particular design methodology with its language rules. This paper investigates whether it is feasible to combine the MASCOT methodology with the programming language Ada. It demonstrates a possible implementation of a MASCOT Construction Data Base in Ada, and it explains the combination of MASCOT and Ada by using a simple example. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE