David B. Wortman

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Traditional compilers are usually sequential programs that serially process source programs through lexical analysis, syntax analysis, semantic analysis and code generation. The availability of multiprocessor computers has made it feasible to consider alternatives to this serial compilation process. The authors are currently engaged in a project to devise(More)
SP/k is a compatible subset of the PL/I language that has been designed for teaching programming. The features of the SP/k language were chosen to encourage structured problem solving by computers, to make the language easy to learn and use, to eliminate confusing and redundant constructs, and to make the language easy to compile. The resulting language is(More)
The Software Hut (a small software house) is a course project designed for a graduate-level course in computer program engineering. This paper describes the Software Hut project and discusses the authors' experience using it in graduate courses at the University of Toronto. Suggestions for improvements in the project are given.
This paper describes some simple programming language facilities for raising and handling exceptions, and demonstrates, with a number of examples, their effectiveness in a scientific computing environment. Only a small number of <italic>predefined</italic> exceptions need to be introduced into the language, but any number of <italic>user-defined</italic>(More)
Euclid is a programming language for writing verifiable system programs. A compiler for Euclid is being implemented by the authors. Since its definition [1], the language has evolved largely in response to problems discovered in the course of implementation. This paper gives a summary of language changes, the status of the implementation and some(More)