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Author Conrow, Kenneth ♦ Smith, Ronald G.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Reformatting of pl/i source ♦ Logical analysis of pl/i source ♦ Documentation aid ♦ Execution time usage data
Abstract NEATER2 accepts a PL/I source program and operates on it to produce a reformatted version. When in the LOGICAL mode, NEATER2 indicates the logical structure of the source program in the indentation pattern of its output. Logic errors discovered through NEATER2 logical analysis are discovered much more economically than is possible through compilation and trial runs. A number of options are available to give the user full control over the output format and to maximize the utility of NEATER2 as an aid during the early stages of development of a PL/I source deck. One option, USAGE, causes NEATER2 to insert into each logical unit of coding a statement which will cause the number of times each one is executed to be recorded during execution. This feature is expected to provide a major aid in optimization of PL/I programs.
Description Affiliation: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan (Conrow, Kenneth; Smith, Ronald G.)
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 13
Issue Number 11
Page Count 7
Starting Page 669
Ending Page 675


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Source: ACM Digital Library