Accession Number : AD0704568

Title :   JOSTRAN: AN INTERACTIVE JOSS DIALECT FOR WRITING AND DEBUGGING FORTRAN PROGRAMS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Graham,W. R. ; MacNeilage,D. C.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The document gives a description of JOSTRAN, a JOSS dialect that expedites the construction of FORTRAN programs. JOSS is an interactive, on-line computer system. JOSS-language programs are list-processed; i.e., each statement is interpreted at execution time. FORTRAN is the principal language for programming digital computers to perform numerical calculations. The JOSS language permits greater flexibility and subtlety, but FORTRAN can handle larger calculations. JOSTRAN, a specified FORTRAN-compatible dialect of JOSS, combines the advantages of both languages. It allows the user to exploit JOSS's interactive, list-processing facilities while writing and debugging a program, and facilitates the translation of the JOSTRAN program into FORTRAN.

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, DIGITAL COMPUTERS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE