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Dynamic Algorithm Retrieval

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037670D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cason, SP: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A technique for providing on-line capability to locate algorithms, and incorporate the algorithms into programs being coded.

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Dynamic Algorithm Retrieval

A technique for providing on-line capability to locate algorithms, and incorporate the algorithms into programs being coded.

The concept includes making accessible an algorithm library to individuals who are in the process of coding programs at a terminal. To access the library a PF key is used. However, prior to using that PF key the user places the cursor where any algorithm located should be placed.

Following the request to access the algorithm library, the list of algorithms in the library is displayed. The user then uses keywords, with optional logic connectives, to locate the algorithm he needs. For example, a user request could be/sort/&ascending/. This request would result in the display of several algorithms dealing with ascending sorts. In general, following a search, several algorithms will be located and displayed. The user indicates which one he wants with the cursor.

After the above procedure is completed, the terminal resumes display of the program the user was coding. If the user found an algorithm, it will have been placed in the user's code (where the user placed the cursor prior to accessing the algorithm library).

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