Maintenance Program for System-Specific Interpreters
Original Publication Date: 1984-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
A maintenance program (A, B, C) is written in a general and a symbolic form for the same category of units (such as disk units, printers, etc.). Units of the same category may be associated with different EDP systems (system 1, system 2), so that there are, for example, system 1 or system 2 disk units. For using a general maintenance program for a system-specific unit, an interconnected system-specific interpreter (system 1 or system 2 interpreter) is provided. For this purpose, interpreter input information exists or is generated in the form of a table. The interpreter modifies the general information of the maintenance program to suit the requirements of a particular unit. Such table-driven system-specific interpreters permit programs which are not performance-sensitive (e.g., diagnostics, error recovery, etc.