Title

Software: Practice and Experience

Date of Original Version

1-1981

Type

Article

Rights Management

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Abstract or Description

Four programming languages (Fortran, Cobol, Jovial and the proposed DoD standard) are compared in the light of modern ideas of good software engineering practice. The comparison begins by identifying a core for each language that captures the essential properties of the language and the intent of the language designers. These core languages then serve as a basis for the discussion of the language philosophies and the impact of the language on gross program organization and on the use of individual statements

DOI

10.1002/spe.4380110102

Comments

Reprinted in Comparing and Assessing Programming languages: Ada, C, Paschal Alan Feuer and Narain Gehani (ed), Prentice-Hall 1984, pp. 209-225.