Some Comments on the Coding of Programs
Holmes, WN (2000) Some Comments on the Coding of Programs. Computer, 33 (11). 128, 126-127. ISSN 0018-9162
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This essay examines common coding practices and, on the basis that program code should be designed to avoid errors, argues for example that punctuation symbols should not be used in program code as though they were in literary text. Carrying the argument further, it is asserted that the computing profession should not talk about programming languages or about writing programs, but about coding schemes and coding programs.
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|Keywords:||program coding, Cobol, Rapidwrite, Autopromt, RPG, coding schemes, terminology|
|Deposited By:||Mr Neville Holmes|
|Deposited On:||24 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2008 20:10|
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