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Author Siewiorek, D. P. ♦ Parnas, D. L.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Levels of abstraction ♦ Bottom up design ♦ Hierarchical systems ♦ Synchronization primitives
Abstract This paper deals with the design of hierarchically structured programming systems. It develops a method for evaluating the cost of requiring programmers to work with an abstraction of a real machine. A number of examples from hardware and software are given as illustrations of the method.
Description Affiliation: Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Darmstadt, West Germany (Parnas, D. L.) || Carnagie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (Siewiorek, D. P.)
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 18
Issue Number 7
Page Count 8
Starting Page 401
Ending Page 408


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Source: ACM Digital Library