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Author Kimura, Izumi
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Text formatting ♦ State diagrams ♦ External specification ♦ Man-machine aspects ♦ Computer science education ♦ Compromise ♦ Programmers' training ♦ Table-driven techniques
Abstract Programming in the broader sense includes the development of an external specification. However, no systematic method has been known for training programmers in this side of programming.This paper presents a sample problem which, it is hoped, will be useful for improving the state of the art. The problem concerns the formatting of a letter. It is designed to require compromises between the implementor's and the user's convenience.The paper outlines a possible solution. It includes a coding example that uses a state diagram as a vehicle for pseudo-coding. It also describes a table driven technique and experiences with using the problem in a classroom and other environments.
Description Affiliation: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan (Kimura, Izumi)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1977-05-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGDOC Asterisk Journal of Computer Documentation (ASTR)
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 2
Page Count 17
Starting Page 13
Ending Page 29

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