Accession Number : ADA294801

Title :   Tools for Storage and Retrieval of ADA Software Components in a Software Base.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Eagle, Christopher S.

PDF Url : ADA294801

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 183

Abstract : One problem facing the Computer Aided Prototyping System (CAPS) project at the Naval Postgraduate School, is the lack of a large repository of existing reliable software components to draw upon for the creation of new prototype designs. Specifically, it is the lack of Prototype System Description Language (PSDL) specifications which describe Ada software components, that prevents Ada software components from being incorporated into the CAPS software base. Previously, PSDL specification had to be generated manually for each Ada software component being added into the software base. This process was time consuming and error prone. The primary goal of this thesis is to solve this problem by creating a tool which accepts an Ada Package Specification as input and automatically generates its corresponding Prototype System Description Language (PS DL) specification. The Ada package along with its PSDL specification may then be stored directly into the CAPS software base. The result of this thesis is a translator that examines each declaration contained in an Ada Package Specification and creates a corresponding PSDL specification. This tool allows the CAPS software base to be populated much faster utilizing existing DOD Ada software libraries such as the CAMP, ASSET, RAPID, and CRSS libraries. This tool has demonstrated its effectiveness by translating several complex components of the Common Ada Missile Packages into PSDL specifications.

Descriptors :   *TOOLS, *PROTOTYPES, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, *ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SPECIFICATIONS, THESES, PROBLEM SOLVING, MATCHING, LIBRARIES, SYNTAX, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE