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Author Parnas, David L.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Before the design of a system is started, the exact function desired of it should be specified. It is suggested that a computer-oriented language be used for this purpose. The inadequacies of the standard programming languages for the description of systems are discussed, and a dialect of ALGOL which is suitable for describing synchronous systems is introduced. These descriptions can be used for simulation and automatic design of the system described, in addition to communicating system specifications.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Maryland, College Park (Parnas, David L.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 9
Issue Number 2
Page Count 5
Starting Page 72
Ending Page 76


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Source: ACM Digital Library