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dc.contributor.authorTan, Kay Meng
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-18T02:05:56Z
dc.date.available2019-02-18T02:05:56Z
dc.date.issued1985
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/14273
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation addresses a number of important software maintenance problems which fall within the framework of software management and software engineering. Compiling techniques were used to present in a standard form the structure of the COBOL program PROCEDURE DIVISION; as well as providing a framework for some complexity measures of a given COBOL program. The latter can give some measure of the ease of software modification during the software maintenance phase. The purpose of the project of which this thesis is a part is to build up a database which will completely specify a COBOL program and enable it to be analysed in various ways related to maintenance, enhancement and other tasks. A COBOL program information system ( M.JCAS) has been designed for use by the applications programmer, to acquire the information about a COBOL program ( e.g. complexity measures, control flow analysis ) by analysing the structure of the COBOL program. Various software methods such as structured programming, structured design, top-down design and bottom-up program testing were used throughout the MJCAS system development process. The finite-state machine concept was used to construct a COBOL lexical scanner. The COBOL programming syntax was parsed by the top-down recursive-descent method. The COBOL program was reformatted according to a coding standard to show the structure of the COBOL program. Many complexity measures are mentioned in this thesis. A combination complexity measure method and guidelines are suggested. A COBOL program complexity factor is proposed. In general, the program complexity measure could apply to other programming languages.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectCOBOL (Computer program language)en_US
dc.titleCobol program analyser and workbench - phase 1 : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M. Sc.)en_US


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