Accession Number : ADA190959

Title :   Design and Implementation of a Program Family for Type Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Nachtsheim, Timothy B

PDF Url : ADA190959

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : One approach to designing reusable software is to consider a program to be a member of a family of programs that are related through function, purpose, or lineage. Numerical evaluation of expressions is a function that links many programming environments together, such as programming languages, operations research models, and spreadsheet applications. In parallel, we may have type evaluation of expressions in these environments, a function usually performed by hand. By considering the need for type evaluation in these environments to constitute a problem domain from which a program family can be generated, a design for a type evaluator to support the family members is developed. Several examples of environment specific implementations are provided, and the degree of reuseability through the approach is discussed.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FAMILY MEMBERS, MODELS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE