Accession Number : AD0261624

Title :   AN ALGEBRAIC LANGUAGE FOR FLOW CHARTS

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL OPERATIONS INC BURLINGTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : WARSHALL,STEPHEN

Report Date : AUG 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An informal exposition is given of an algebraic language in which to describe flow charts. The assumption by machines of some of the programming tasks still performed by humans - the isolation of sub-routines, the design of test problems, the allocation of sections of a process to different controls or storage media, for example rests in part on the development of adequate languages in which to indicate program structure. There is, moreover, possible application for such languages in the formal simplication and analysis of large computer game (! WHICH TO DESCRIBE FLOW CHARTS. The assumption by machines of some of the programming tasks still performed by humans - the isolation of sub-routines, the design of test problems, the allocation of sections of a process to different controls or storage media, for example rests in part on the development of adequate languages in which to indica

Descriptors :   *ALGEBRA, *CODING, *PROGRAMMING (COMPUTERS), ALGEBRAS, COMPUTERS, LANGUAGE, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE