Requirements and Development Language
for Requirements and Development Language
Sperry Univac 1979
Non-procedural language which permits the user to describe all aspects of software development, from requirements specification through maintenance
This paper describes RDL by discussing the constructs available in the language, and by presenting detailed examples from the area of design specification. In addition, some examples are presented which illustrate the flexibility of the integrated data base and the power of the report-generating facilities of the RDL Processor.
in SIGPLAN Notices 14(09) Sep 1979 view details
The size of a company plays a crucial role in this type of effort. If it is a large company, in both physical and budgetary sense, then it becomes unfair to consider its efforts as industry representative due to its unrealistically immense monetary power. On the other hand, if it is a small company, then its futuristic outlook of language and language processors may be conjectured at best as speculative. It has been said in the past that a company must amass certain critical mass, or critical budget size, before it becomes feasible to undertake meaningful research and development activities, however limited scope it is. The size of Univac is considered appropriate that a proper representation on the subject of language and language processor can be made and be considered.as an industrial representative effort.
This collection is broken into four parts, characterizing the major research and development efforts for language and language processors at Sperry Univac. Each part consists of multiple papers written by its key development people. All the systems described here are available now or in the near future.
in SIGPLAN Notices 14(12) December 1979 view details