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Alternate Functions for Program Variables

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074978D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Weaver, RW: AUTHOR

Abstract

The effort required for testing of programs can be reduced by facilitating: the generation of test data input, the determination of the execution sequence of I/O statements, and the evaluation of output. The following language statement and flowchart examples show how this may be accomplished. original page 437. Alternate functions for program statements are permitted by: 1) A set program mode statement: assign a specified value to the nth program mode variable. 2) A class of program statements with execution definitions of the form: if mode (n) has value A then function A else if mode (n) has value B then function B else .........

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Alternate Functions for Program Variables

The effort required for testing of programs can be reduced by facilitating: the generation of test data input, the determination of the execution sequence of I/O statements, and the evaluation of output. The following language statement and flowchart examples show how this may be accomplished. original page 437. Alternate functions for program statements are permitted by: 1) A set program mode statement: assign a specified value to the nth program mode variable. 2) A class of program statements with execution definitions of the form: if mode (n) has value A then function A else if mode (n) has value B then function B else
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