Computer Languages and Program Libraries

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Task Committee on Problem Orientation Languages in Hydrology of the Committee on Surface-Water Hydrology of the Hydraulics Division, ASCE

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 7, Pg. 1243-1253


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The concept and key characteristics of problem-oriented computer languages are summarized, alternate approaches to their design analyzed, and the salient features of existing problem-oriented languages for hydraulic engineering are reviewed. The establishment of a central repository (library) of programs emerges as a most desirable step to the development of operational problem-oriented languages and as a facility of considerable value per se. Issues in the creation of such a library are analyzed, with suggestions for its organization and operation. Recommendations are made for ASCE actions concerning the repository and the further development of problem-oriented languages.

Subject Headings: Public buildings | Computer languages | Hydraulic design | Computer analysis | Organizations | Computer software

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