Computer Languages and Program Libraries

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


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

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article


Return to search