Accession Number : ADA116161

Title :   Model Program Generator: System and Programming Documentation, Spring 1982 Version.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MOORE SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Lu,Kang-Sen

PDF Url : ADA116161

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : This document describes the algorithms and mechanisms of the MODEL Processor, which is a software system performing a program writing function. It also documents the program structure and procedures of the Processor. The MODEL Processor has been designed to automate the program design, coding and debugging of software development, based on a non-procedural specifications of a program module in the MODEL language. A program module is formally described and specified in the MODEL language, whose statements are then submitted to the Processor. The set of MODEL statements describing a program module is referred to as a specification. The Processor, performs the analysis (including checking for the completeness and consistency of the entire specification), program module design (including generating a flowchart-like sequence of events for the module), and code generation functions, thus replacing the tasks of an application programmer/coder. The Processor's capability to process a non-procedural specification language is built on application of graph theory to the analysis of such specification and to the program generation task. Another important function of the Processor is to interact with the specifier to indicate necessary supplements or changes to the submitted statements. The Processor produces a complete PL/1 program ready for compilation as well as various reports concerning the specification and the generated program.

Descriptors :   *Computer program documentation, *High level languages, Automatic programming, Writing, Coding, Debugging(Computers), Algorithms, Efficiency, Specifications, Interactions, Syntax, Semantics, Automation, Scheduling, Arrays

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE