Generalized Display/Alter Processing
Original Publication Date: 1985-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
The support processor (SP) for systems such as the 4331, 4341, and 4381 provides approximately 40 to 50 display/alter and insert/extract screens. Each of these screens are implemented using a separate routine containing approximately 1000 lines of code (LOC). These routines are highly redundant with significant modifications being required to handle the idiosyncrasies of the individual facilities and arrays being displayed. Generalized display/alter processing (GDAP) eliminates this redundancy by isolating the idiosyncrasies of facilities and arrays in tables which serve as input to common display/alter routines (Fig. 1). As a result, the LOC count for each display/alter screen is significantly reduced.