Accession Number : ADA115553

Title :   MODIFY: A Machine-Independent Maintenance Program.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Murphy,Nancy Joan

PDF Url : ADA115553

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : It is not uncommon for an organization to maintain a set of files on two or more different computer systems. Each system has its own way of allowing the user to make changes to the files, forcing users not only to know those unique procedures but to make duplicate changes for each system. Making the same changes to the same files on different computer systems requires additional time and increases the risk of making errors. This paper presents the procedures, considerations, and design decisions made, leading to the implementation of MODIFY, a machine-independent batch utility designed to assist programmers in maintaining source files. MODIFY, which is written in standard FORTRAN 77, handles routine update/retrieval functions and provides a complete audit trail of changes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *BATCH PROCESSING, *COMPUTER FILES, *MAINTENANCE, PROGRAMMERS, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, LIBRARIES, USER NEEDS, FORTRAN, EDITING, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, AUDITING, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE