Accession Number : ADA118780

Title :   Digital Communications Terminal High Order Programming Language Study (DCT HOL Study). Volume I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS TACTICAL SYSTEMS SUPPORT ACTIVITY CAMP PENDLETON CA

Personal Author(s) : Shumate,K C ; Sauer,R E ; Anderson,G E ; Hooper,J W ; Brady,B F

PDF Url : ADA118780

Report Date : 26 Nov 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : This paper reports the results of a study to select a high order programming language for the development of computer programs for the digital communications terminal. All languages suitable for use with the NSC800 microprocessor were considered. The nine final candidates were evaluated by a methodology including benchmarking and determination of a figure of merit. During the conduct of the study it became clear that the program support environment must include both a minicomputer software engineering host, and a microcomputer development system. The language selected is Interactive Systems 'C.' The system includes a cross-compiler running on a PDP-11 and generating code for the NSC800. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Digital communications, *Programming languages, *High level languages, Communication terminals, Computer programs, Minicomputers, Systems engineering, Microcomputers, Environments

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE