Accession Number : AD0779452

Title :   An Investigation of Computer Systems Problems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Peterson,W. W. ; Lew,A.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The main problem areas summarized here are multiprogramming and paging systems, diagnostic compilers and debugging, and GOTO-less programming. In the area of multiprogramming and paging, the authors have studied the problems of optimal pagination, replacement, allotment, and scheduling. In the area of diagnostic compilers and debugging, methods for increasing use of contextual information in both parsing and run-time environments are studied. Possible uses of inefficiencies as clues and language design considerations were also investigated. In the area of GOTO-less programming, alternatives to GOTO statements, their capabilities and the construction of well-formed programs are studied.

Descriptors :   *Computer programming, *Compilers, *Memory devices, Scheduling, Semantics

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE