Accession Number : AD0711789

Title :   INTRODUCTION TO SPACE PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE: DEVELOPMENT OF SPL.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Apr-Sep 70.

Corporate Author : SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date : 11 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The Space and Missile Systems Organization of the Air Force directed System Development Corporation in December 1967 to develop the Space Programming Language. The intent of the report is to define the language subsets, to briefly describe the form of the language, and to describe the highlights of the language. Discussed are the features which facilitate aerospace computations; minimize size of source programs; optimize object program execution time and object code size; provide real-time control, machine access, input and output, and debugging; and promote transferability. The reasons SPL was developed and the implementation of the language are described in separate brochures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SPACECRAFT), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPILERS, REVIEWS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION, REAL TIME, CONTROL SYSTEMS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE