Accession Number : AD0765353

Title :   SAIL User Manual.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : VanLehn,Kurt A.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : SAIL is a high-level programming language for the PDP-10 computer. It includes an extended ALGOL 60 compiler and a companion set of execution-time routines. In addition to ALGOL, the language features: (1) flexible linking to hand-coded machine language algorithms, (2) complete access to the PDP-10 1/0 facilities, (3) a complete system of compile-time arithmetic and logic as well as a flexible macro system, (4) user modifiable error handling, (5) backtracking, and (6) interrupt facilities. Furthermore, a subset of the SAIL language, called LEAP, provides facilities for (1) sets and lists, (2) an associative data structure, (3) independent processes, and (4) procedure variables. The LEAP subset of SAIL is an extension of the LEAP language, which was designed by J. Feldman and P. Rovner, and implemented on Lincoln Laboratory's TX-2. This manual describes the SAIL language and the execution-time routines for the typical SAIL user: a non-novice programmer with some knowledge of ALGOL. It lies somewhere between being a tutorial and a reference manual. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), COMPILERS, SYNTAX, SEMANTICS, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, MEMORY DEVICES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE