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Considerations for Future Programming Language Standards Activities

Lee, John A. N. (1976) Considerations for Future Programming Language Standards Activities. Technical Report CS76014-R, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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This paper reviews the current state of programming language standards activities with respect to the anomalies which exist between the various published and proposed standards for FORTRAN, COBOL, PL/I and BASIC. Proposals are made for the inclusion of formalisms within future standards and the extension of the standards to include additional items such as error conditions and documentation.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Programming Languages, standards, Formalisms, Formal Descriptions, FORTRAN, COBOL, PL/I. BASIC, Vienna Definition Language, VDL
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:815
Deposited By:Administrator, Eprints
Deposited On:03 May 2006