04742467 is referenced by 60 patents and cites 15 patents.

An automated method and apparatus are used for creating data processing application programs in programmer oriented languages such as COBOL from atomic or fundamental program building blocks, i.e., individual programming language statements, based on information provided by the user at the terminal. Host/peripheral input/ output subroutines are selected from a library of existing I/O subroutines, based on the type of I/O indicated by the user; and, the application program can incorporate existing subroutines, tables, files, etc. so as to avoid having to create code which has already been created. The system also provides for a level of validity checks and interactive editing of the application program as it is being created at the terminal. A user may thus change some aspect of the application program, or correct a logic error which has been detected by the system, interactively without having to start over from scratch after compiling the source program to detect errors.

Title
Automated programming system for machine creation of applications program source code from non-procedural terminal input
Application Number
607238
Publication Number
4742467
Application Date
October 9, 1986
Publication Date
May 3, 1988
Inventor
George E Sundem
Fridley
MN, US
Peter C Patton
Cedar Park
TX, US
Joe O Ross
Birmingham
AL, US
Richard A Ferrera
Burnsville
MN, US
Charles E Clark
Bloomington
MN, US
Victor C Benda
Edina
MN, US
Ian H Abel
Minneapolis
MN, US
Patrick J Messerich
Minneapolis
MN, US
Agent
Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt
Assignee
Analysts International Corporation
MN, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
G06F 9/00
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