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Issue No. 02 - March/April (1988 vol. 5)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 66-72
<p>A description is given of an approach to rapid prototyping that uses a specification language (the Prototype-System Description Language, PSDL) integrated with a set of software tools. including an execution support system, a rewrite system, a syntax-directed editor with graphics capabilities, a software base, a design database, and a design-management system. The prototyping language lets the designer use dataflow diagrams with nonprocedural control constraints as part of the specification of a hierarchically structured prototype. The resulting description is free from programming-level details, in contrast to prototypes constructed with a programming language. The discussion covers the language and method, rewrite subsystem, design manager, software base, and execution support.</p>
rapid prototyping; specification language; Prototype-System Description Language; PSDL; software tools; execution support system; rewrite system; syntax-directed editor; software base; design database; design-management system; dataflow diagrams; nonprocedural control constraints; hierarchically structured; software engineering; software tools; specification languages; text editing

L. null and M. Ketabchi, "A Computer-Aided Prototyping System," in IEEE Software, vol. 5, no. , pp. 66-72, 1988.
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