Accession Number : AD0785356

Title :   Benchmark Portability System - User's Guide.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL COBOL COMPILER TESTING SERVICE WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The Benchmark Portability System (BPS) is designed to facilitate the process of benchmark conversion, evaluation and implementation. The BPS process, sometimes referred to as sanitation, takes user source COBOL programs from the native machine, and creates machine interchangeable user benchmark programs and data translation programs. Data translation programs, referred to as data translation routines, translate machine dependent data to machine interchangeable data and validate it as to data content. The programs (benchmark and data translation) are placed in a source COBOL program library on tape (population file). The benchmark package available to the vendor includes the population file along with an interface routine (VP-Routine) to facilitate the implementation of the COBOL programs on the target machine, the machine interchangeable data and benchmark documentation.

Descriptors :   *Programming languages, *Compilers, *Validation, Conversion, Control sequences, Computer programs, Instruction manuals

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE