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IOTA: A Modular Programming System
February 1985 (vol. 11 no. 2)
pp. 179-187
T. Yuasa, Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University
A highly interactive programming system is presented which supports hierarchical and modular program development with abstraction mechanisms. By taking advantage of abstraction mechanisms, the system provides a "truly modular" environment, in which modules are constructed, debugged, verified, and compiled in a module-by-module fashion. Such an environment naturally requires system management of the information concerning ongoing program development, in the form of module databases. As a result, further problems arise as to how to modify the information in efficient and consistent ways. This paper discusses design objectives for modular programming systems by focusing on such issues as information management, interactive construction and modification of modules, separate processing, specification and verification, and supports for cooperative program development.
Index Terms:
syntax-directed editing, Cooperative program development, data abstraction, formal specification, modular programming, module database, program verification, programming system, separate compilation
T. Yuasa, R. Nakajima, "IOTA: A Modular Programming System," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 179-187, Feb. 1985, doi:10.1109/TSE.1985.232192
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