ERIC Number: ED162661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Simulation Higher Order Language Requirements Study.
Goodenough, John B.; Braun, Christine L.
The definitions provided for high order language (HOL) requirements for programming flight training simulators are based on the analysis of programs written for a variety of simulators. Examples drawn from these programs are used to justify the need for certain HOL capabilities. A description of the general structure and organization of the IRONMAN requirements for the DoD Common Language effort is followed by detailed specifications of simulator HOL requirements. PL/I, FORTRAN, JOVIAL J3B, JOVIAL J73I, and PASCAL are analyzed to see how well each language satisfies the simulator HOL requirements. Results indicate that PL/I and JOVIAL J3D are the best suited for simulator programming, while FORTRAN is clearly the least suitable language. All the languages failed to satisfy some simulator requirements and improvement modifications are specified for each. Analysis of recommended modifications shows that PL/I is the most easily modified language. (CMV)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Evaluation Criteria, Military Training, Needs Assessment, Programing Languages, Simulation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (1978-771-122/53)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: SofTech, Inc., Waltham, MA.