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MicroTool: An Environment for Programming Microprocessors
January/February 1991 (vol. 8 no. 1)
pp. 42-48

A description is given of MicroTool, a programming environment that reports programming errors immediately, blocking their entry into the database from which both executable code and documentation are derived. MicroTool's primary objective is to maintain a consistent database, meaning that the program is correct as far as MicroTool can tell. Aspects of MicroTool that are discussed include feedback to programmers; smart editing windows; address space layout; the program model; data definition; algorithm definition; combining edit, compile, and link; time and space measurement; and programming style.

Index Terms:
MicroTool; programming microprocessors; programming environment; programming errors; database; executable code; documentation; feedback; smart editing windows; address space layout; program model; data definition; algorithm definition; programming style; database management systems; development systems; program diagnostics; programming environments; text editing; user interfaces
Citation:
James L. Elshoff, Michael Marcotty, "MicroTool: An Environment for Programming Microprocessors," IEEE Software, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 42-48, Jan.-Feb. 1991, doi:10.1109/52.62931
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