Pascal (Jensen and Wirth)(ID:2341/pas015)
1975 revision of Pascal
"PASCAL User Manual and Report", K. Jensen & N. Wirth, Springer 1975 made significant revisions to the language.
Since the introduction of the concept of an integrated data base, it has been a constant endeavour of DBMS designers to provide a "good" interfaces to the data base users. Such attempts have, however, relied heavily on "the fact that an operating system and a language compiler are available and that they (the DBMS designers) did not want to tamper with them" (Olle 72), This attitude towards DBMS design in general, has resulted in ad-hoc solutions to the data base problem (Park 77) and lacks in a coherent approach to the issues involved therein.
Our aim in this report, is to first identify the requirements of a data base user and then to develop a user interface which fulfills theae requirements in a coherent manner. We feel that it is only then that ue shall be able to equip a data base user with a data base language in the true sense of the term.
in SIGPLAN Notices 14(07) July 1979 view details