Accession Number : AD0643092

Title :   PROGRAMMING BY QUESTIONNAIRE: HOW TO CONSTRUCT A PROGRAM GENERATOR,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Oldfather,Paula M. ; Ginsberg,Allen S. ; Markowitz,Harry M.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : Programming by Questionnaire, or the Program Generator technique, is a method by which many computer programs can be produced at considerable savings in time, effort, and cost. A Program Generator consists of four parts: (1) A Questionnaire, written in English, defining the scope and logic of all of the programs that can be generated. (2) A Statement List containing all the computer commands needed to construct any of the many programs. (3) A set of Decision Tables specifying the commands required from the Statement List as a function of the Questionnaire choices. (4) The Editor program for processing the Questionnaire, Statement List, and Decision Tables, thus building the desired program and providing the user with a list of the data he must supply to use the program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), DECISION THEORY, CODING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE