On the Meaning of Names in Programming Systems

  title={On the Meaning of Names in Programming Systems},
  author={A. G. Fraser},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
It is assumed that there is a similarity of function between the data names of a programming language and the file names of an operating system. The two functions are discussed in terms of the same basic concepts in order to identify the extent to which they overlap. It is suggested that there is some similarity between the idea of a file directory and a storable object of type context. Manipulations with contexts are then discussed at length. It is noted that there is a simple extension of… CONTINUE READING