Accession Number : ADA132285

Title :   Program Family for Extended Pretty Printer.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Ahn,Tae Nam

PDF Url : ADA132285

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This thesis presents a design and partial implementation of a program family of extended pretty printers. Factors that influence the readability (perception) and understandability (cognition) of computer programs are identified, previous work is reviewed, and new solutions are suggested. Extensions to the previous pretty printer designs include a capability to selectively display levels of control of a program. In order to accommodate different computer languages and to allow for several secondary functions, a family of pretty printers is designed. This design facilitates easy extension, contraction and modification. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programming, *Comprehension, *Formats, Cognition, Visual perception, User needs, Standardization, Reading, Fortran, Flow charting, Theses

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE