The AUGMENT precompiler as a tool for the development of special purpose arithmetic packages

@inproceedings{Crary1978TheAP,
  title={The AUGMENT precompiler as a tool for the development of special purpose arithmetic packages},
  author={Fred D. Crary and J. Michael Yohe},
  year={1978}
}
We discuss the use of a FORTRAN precompiler in the development of packages for nonstandard arithmetics. In particular, the use of the FORTRAN precompiler, AUGMENT, renders the source code more lucid, reduces the number of lines of code in a nonstandard arithmetic package, facilitates modification, and ameliorates the problems of transporting such a package to another host system.