Accession Number : ADA116811

Title :   Experimental Inventigation of Programming Complexity in Cobol.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 9 Sep 79-8 Mar 82,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Dunsmore,H E

PDF Url : ADA116811

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This study investigated programming activity in COBOL. Attempts were made to identify problem areas so that improvements can be made in COBOL compilers and in the manner in which COBOL is taught. Identification of problem areas was achieved through examining program changes made by student programmers during the development of four differenct COBOL programs. The data, which was collected from a COBOL course at Purdue University, consisted of all versions of all programs submitted for compilation by each student. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programming, *Compilers, *Problem solving, Students, Classification, Delineators, Error analysis, Programming languages, Identification, Programmers

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE