ERIC Number: ED097917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Interactive Error Diagnostics for an Instructional Programming System.
Davis, Alan; And Others
The development of an interactive error analysis system for a highly interactive programing language compiler is explored. A project is underway at the University of Illinois to automate the teaching of elementary computer science programing language courses by utilizing the PLATO IV interactive computer system. One goal of the project is to provide a highly interactive compiler/interpreter that will allow beginning programers to write, debug, and run fairly simple programs using newly-learned language constructs. The error analysis and diagnostic routines for the interactive compiler are divided into two separate systems. The first is concerned exclusively with the syntactic and semantic errors associated with program preparation and entry into the compiler. The second error system is concerned with the execution of the student's program and the error analysis and debugging that is initiated by the detection of an execution error. (WH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Computer Science.