Accession Number : AD0780841

Title :   The Effect of Software Structure on Software Reliability, Modifiability, Reusability, and Efficiency: A Preliminary Analysis,


Personal Author(s) : Goodenough,John B. ; Ross,Douglas T.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The report is part of a study aimed at determining what programming language features, compiler capabilities, support tools, and program design disciplines are needed to produce reliable, easy to change, acceptably efficient, and reusable MAIDS (Multipurpose Automatic Inspection and Diagnostic Systems) test programs. The authors are attacking this objective by studying how properties of program structure affect the attainment of these test program objectives.

Descriptors :   *Programming languages, *Compilers, *Reliability, Computer programming, Efficiency, Modification

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE