Accession Number : AD0767690

Title :   Control Structures in Digital Processes.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Powers,V. Michael

Report Date : 29 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The control space of a digital process can be viewed as a projection of the state space of the processor. This state space may be an interpretation of some underlying (perhaps physical) processor's state space. A control operator is a projection of a process step: the portion which specifies the 'next control state'. A set of elementary control structures is defined and used as a common basis for comparing the control structures in a microcomputer and several programming languages. The relationship of this view of control to several areas of computer science research is noted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, CONTROL SEQUENCES), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPILERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE