Accession Number : ADP005558

Title :   Unix (Tradename) - A Viable Standard for Software Engineering?

Corporate Author : HATFIELD POLYTECHNIC (ENGLAND) SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Favaro,John

Report Date : 10 MAY 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The catchword standard has been used in conjunction with the Unix operating system with increasing frequency in recent times. This situation reflects a growing need among software developers for standards not merely at the programming language level, but at the level of the programming environment. Evidently, Unix has been perceived as the current best hope of achieving that goal. Yet there are significant obstacles to the standardization of Unix. This paper takes a look at recent efforts toward the standardization of Unix and examine some of the problem areas in detail.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, STANDARDS, SYSTEMS APPROACH, INTERFACES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE