SIMPLE: A Program Development System

@article{Celentano1980SIMPLEAP,
  title={SIMPLE: A Program Development System},
  author={Augusto Celentano and Pierluigi Della Vigna and Carlo Ghezzi},
  journal={Comput. Lang.},
  year={1980},
  volume={5},
  pages={103-114}
}
A program development system (PDS) should support a smooth transition between design, development, debugging, testing and final production of a software system. Man-machine interaction, though necessary, should not allow the user to modify the program or its execution state in an unstructured way; rather, disciplined interaction should be enforced by the PDS. After a review of the most desirable features of a PDS, the underlying philosophy of SIMPLE, a PDS which supports the development of… CONTINUE READING

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