Accession Number : ADP003559

Title :   A Code of Practice to Constrain Ada (Trademark),

Corporate Author : MARCONI AVIONICS LTD BOREHAMWOOD (ENGLAND) AIRBORNE SOFTWARE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Swann,T. G.

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : SCOPE is more than just a code of practice for software development, it is the way we work in Marconi Avionics. Whatever project, whatever language, SCOPE enables us to maintain a house-style and a level of visibility and transportability across all our software. But the scale and complexity of Ada introduce a new dimension. It will be difficult to ensure a similarity of style within a project team, let alone across the breadth of the company. And while Ada encourages good practices, it cannot prevent vices. We must extend our code of practice. But to keep it simple we propose to integrate SCOPE with the Ada manuals to show not only what can be done, but what should be done, from choosing a language construct to setting up a project database. For the price of a manual we achieve a standard. (Author)

Descriptors :   *High level languages, *Systems engineering, Programming manuals, Integration

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE