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Structured Programming by Dykstra
Updated:2018-02-26 07:07 by
In February 1975 I published an article in ACM SIGPLAN about a Structured FOTRAN Translator named STRFORM which was distributed through the SHARE Program Library at the University of Tennessee. The program was written in structured FORTRAN and bootstrapped using IBM mainframe assembler version of the FORTRAN translator also distributed via the SHARE library. The Translator implemented the basic structured programming statements including IF, ELSE, ELSEIF, END-IF, DO WHILE, END-DO, PERFORM, PENTRY, and PEXIT. These statements enable writing any complex program without using GO TO statements as advocated by Dykstra to make programs more readable: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1243380 STRFORT was used for coding logic in the Florida Power Corporate model. STRFORT was adopted as the corporate standard by the Canadian Postal System. In 1977 FORTRAN 77 was released which included some of these structured programming constructs.
Operating Systems by Madnick and Donnavan
Updated:2018-02-26 07:29 by
In 1978 when I still had 20/20 vision, I read this book. At the end of a chapter on assemblers, there was a homework problem which suggested writting your own assembler and linker. I did and have been doing it ever since.
IBM z/Architecture Principles of Operation
Updated:2018-02-26 07:36 by
This is the IBM Publication defines all the machine operations for IBM z/Architecture mainframe computers. I have been reading these manuals ever since they first appeared for IBM 360 and 370 computers and I started writing assemblers.
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