Date of Original Version

1978

Type

Technical Report

Rights Management

All Rights Reserved

Abstract or Description

The Tartan language was designed as an experiment to see whether the Ironman requirement for a common high-order programming language could be satisfied by an extremely simple language The result, Tartan substantially meets the Ironman requirement We believe it is substantially simpler than the four designs that were done in the first phase of the 0OO-1 effort The language definition appears in a companion report; this report provides a more expository discussion of some of the language's features, some examples of its use, and a discussion of some facilities that could enhance the basic design at relatively little cost

Comments

CMU-CS-78-132

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