Accession Number:

ADA461204

Title:

BIGMAC II: A FORTRAN Language Augmentation Tool

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This paper describes the motivation, design, implementation, and some preliminary performance characteristics of BIGMAC, a macro definition capability for creating language enhancors and translators. BIGMAC enables the user to specify transformations through STREX, a FORTRAN-like language, which enables the specification of macros which are then used to interpretively alter incoming programs. BIGMAC is specially adapted to the processing of FORTRAN programs. This paper shows how it can be used as a deprocedurizer or flattener, a dialect-to- dialect translator, a portability and version control aid, and a device for creating language enhancements as sophisticated as new control structures and abstract data types

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE