Accession Number : ADA137474

Title :   PEEP: A Pascal Environment for Experiments on Programming.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG COMPUTER SCIENCE INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING/OPERATIONS RES

Personal Author(s) : Ku,C S ; Lindquist,T E

PDF Url : ADA137474

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : This report describes the requirements, design, and implementation of a software package that can be used to perform quantitative studies on certain aspects of the programming task. Of specific interest will be experienced with the level of interactiveness of the human-computer interface relating to identifier scope-rules. The software package for the conduct of those experiments is an interactive programming-environment called PEEP. Its base language is Pascal and its design is based on a semantic model of computation. Storage representations and the implementation of these semantic models are described. The model depicts the compile-time structure, run-time structure, and realization of the static and the dynamic scoping-rules. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Man computer interface, Systems engineering, Computer programming, Human factors engineering, Requirements, Specifications, Experimental design, Research management, Data management, Compilers, Text processing, Translators, Systems analysis

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE