Accession Number : AD0785355

Title :   Synthetic Programs Library - Concepts and Facilities.

Descriptive Note : Software.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL COBOL COMPILER TESTING SERVICE WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A small library of synthetic COBOL programs has been developed, and experiments are being conducted to determine its suitability as a source of benchmark programs. The synthetic programs are task-oriented and completely portable. Parameters can be varied at compile time or execute time, and the design of each program is suitable to extensions, so that a wide range of eventualities can be accomodated. The behavior of these programs, running independently and in a mix, has been measured. Several problem areas have been uncovered and are discussed in the attached paper. Also discussed are potential uses and limitations of synthetic programs in the context of system benchmarks.

Descriptors :   *Programming languages, *Compilers, *Magnetic tape, Conversion, Control sequences, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE