Accession Number : AD0719451
Title : Research in Computer-Assisted Documentation of Computer Programs. Volume 2.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 2, 31 Jan 69-1 Dec 70,
Corporate Author : BERKELEY ENTERPRISES INC NEWTONVILLE MASS
Personal Author(s) : Berkeley,Edmund C.
Report Date : DEC 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 113
Abstract : The purpose of the research is to discover and develop methods and principles by means of which a computer program which has little or no documentation can be easily documented by a human programmer with the assistance of a computer. The report: discusses the problem of documentation of computer programs: presents a further model of a 'Simulator Analyzer' computer program which simulates a computer and analyzes an undocumented working binary program; presents a computer program which expresses this simulator analyzer; demonstrates how this works on some simple examples; discusses comments and mnemonic symbols in computer programs, and principles for abbreviating, and suggests some preferred abbreviations; discusses relocation of a working binary program without knowing how it works; presents a successful relocation of a working binary program for a dynamic debugging program without knowing the symbolic program from which it was assembled. (Author)
Descriptors : (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *DOCUMENTS), AUTOMATIC, ANALYSIS, CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, DECODING
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE