ERIC Number: ED168557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The BASIC Instructional Program: Conversion into MAINSAIL Language.
Dageforde, Mary L.
This report summarizes the rewriting of the BASIC Instructional Program (BIP) (a "hands-on laboratory" that teaches elementary programming in the BASIC language) from SAIL (a programming language available only on PDP-10 computers) into MAINSAIL (a language designed for portability on a broad class of computers). Four sections contain (1) a description of BIP and reasons for wanting to rewrite it in a more machine-independent language; (2) a discussion of the process of rewriting BIP into MAINSAIL, and in particular, the redesign that was necessary to make BIP more machine-independent; (3) a description of MAINSAIL improvements over the SAIL version; and (4) the current status of MAINSAIL, BIP, and possible future developments. (Author/CMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Mathematical Studies in Social Science.