Accession Number : ADA018801

Title :   SAMSO Computer Language and Software Development Environment Requirements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Apr-1 Jun 75,


Personal Author(s) : Callender,E. D. ; Feliciano,M. ; Jennings,L. D.

Report Date : 15 DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to identify the higher order language requirements and software development environment requirements for SAMSO applications. Three major sections constitute this document: (1) functional requirements for SAMSO computer programs, (2) higher order language constructs and software development environment constructs necessary to support the functional requirements, and (3) recommendations. It is technically feasible for the vast majority of all computer programming for new SAMSO projects to be done in one higher order language. If this technical feasibility is coupled with the increasing cost of software development and maintenance, standardization on a single higher order language becomes highly desirable. If cost savings in software development and maintenance are to be realized, language standardization is only part of the issue. The other main features that must be attacked and successfully resolved are the creation of a standard software development environment and the establishment of a program for the specifications, development, test, and maintenance of this single higher order language and its associated software development environment.

Descriptors :   *Programming languages, *Computer programming, Compilers, Standards, Cost analysis, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE