Accession Number : ADP003523

Title :   Feasibility Assessment of JOVIAL to Ada (Tradmark) Translation,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Ehrenfried,D. H.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Ada program is part of a DOD policy change towards incrementally reducing the number of languages in use by the DOD from many to only a few and then eventually to just one; Ada. Currently, MIL-STD-1589B (JOVIAL- J73) is the Air Force standard language for use in the embedded application domain. One approach towards an earlier transition of all software written in Ada would be the development of an automatic J73 to Ada translation system. With the translation of all J73 software into Ada, J73 software development systems could be phased out of use, the cost of maintaining the J73 system could be recovered, and programmers would be freed earlier for their eventual transition to Ada. This paper will examine the feasibility and cost effectiveness of developing a J73 to Ada translation system. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Language translation, *High level languages, Air Force, Feasibility studies, Cost effectiveness

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