Accession Number : ADP003556

Title :   Ada (Trademark) as a Program Design Language. A Rational Approach to Transitioning Industry to the World of Ada through a Program Design Language Criteria,

Corporate Author : RCA GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS DIV MOORESTOWN NJ MISSILE AND SURFACE RADAR

Personal Author(s) : Blasewitz,R. M.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The Department of Defense requirements to use the higher order language Ada by the mid-1980s will create challengers to developers of military software that encompass two major concerns: developing a core of Ada software personnel, and achieving productivity and software quality gains that have been targeted as Ada life cycle objectives. Because of recent government direction to use Ada-based PDLs, many organizations are developing prototype Ada-based design methods. The IEEE working group on Ada as a PDL is working on guidelines for the use of Ada-based design languages. The guidelines will include recommendations reflecting the current state of the art as well as alternative approaches in order to preserve good practice. The extent of industry's involvement with Ada PDLs, and also the status of the IEEE guidelines, may substantially impact both the acceptance of the Ada language and the efficiency of its use. (Author)

Descriptors :   *High level languages, Computer programming, State of the art, Department of Defense

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