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Author Cave, William C. ♦ Ledgard, Henry F.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Language English
Subject Keyword Structured programming ♦ Software development ♦ Cobol ♦ Program standards
Abstract A sample set of Cobol programming standards is offered. These standards constrain code to be developed in a “structured” form for both data and control structures. They do not require syntax beyond the existing Cobol language and in fact utilize a typical limited subset of the 1974 ANS Cobol standard. These standards have proved extremely valuable in practice and have reduced the cost and time to produce and maintain large software systems that have been deployed in live multiple customer environments.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst (Ledgard, Henry F.) || U.S. Army Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, NJ (Cave, William C.)
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 19
Issue Number 11
Page Count 8
Starting Page 601
Ending Page 608


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Source: ACM Digital Library