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Author van Gelder, Allen
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Go to statement ♦ Structured programming ♦ Repeat statement ♦ Top-down ♦ Application programming ♦ Cobol ♦ Software reliability ♦ Well-formed program ♦ Flowchart ♦ Program verification
Abstract Techniques for designing and writing Cobol programs are presented. Previous work in structured programming is drawn upon and adapted. The presentation is informal: the terminology is nonmathematical as far as possible, no theorems are proved, and examples are used frequently. Top-down program design is implemented through the use of structured flowcharts, disciplined specifications, and step by step verification. A well-formed Cobol program is defined. The proper use of the GO TO and other Cobol coding practices are discussed.
Description Affiliation: 2230 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA (van Gelder, Allen)
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 20
Issue Number 1
Page Count 11
Starting Page 2
Ending Page 12


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Source: ACM Digital Library