Accession Number : ADA018962

Title :   An Interlisp Relational Data Base System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Weyl,Stephen

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This report describes the file system for the experimental large file management support system currently being implemented at SRI. INTERLISP, an interactive, development-oriented computer programming system, has been augmented to support applications requiring large data bases maintained on secondary store. The data base support programs are separated into two levels: an advanced file system and relational data base management procedures. The file system allows programmers to make full use of the capabilities of on-line random access devices using problem related symbolic primitives rather than page and word numbers. It also performs several useful data storage functions such as data compression, sequencing, and generation of symbols which are unique for a file.

Descriptors :   *Data bases, *Computer programming, Memory devices, Data compression, Data management, Algorithms, On line systems

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE