Accession Number : AD0658042

Title :   A DATA DEFINITION FACILITY FOR PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE INST OF TECH PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Standish,T. A.

Report Date : 18 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 300

Abstract : The dissertation presents a descriptive notation for data structures which is embedded in a programming language in such a way that the resulting language behaves as a synthetic tool for describing data and processes in a number of application areas. A series of examples including formulae, lists, flow charts, Algol text, files, matrices, organic molecules and complex variables is presented to explore the use of this tool. In addition, a small formal treatment is given dealing with the equivalence of evaluators and their data structures.

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, THESES), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPLEX VARIABLES, FLOW CHARTING, PROBLEM SOLVING, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS, MAPPING(TRANSFORMATIONS)

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE