Currently a great deal of time and effort is being spent on the development of bigger and better compiler languages, multiprogram executive systems, etc. Since the implementation of of new methods and procedures is not instantaneous, but rather occurs by an evolutionary process, we should be concerned also with the problem of maintaining, improving and incorporating new ideas into existing systems. It is with this somewhat neglected area that the author is interested. A method employing a decision matrix is presented for the handling of a standard systems programming problem, that of providing a data input routine.
Shape the Future of Computing
ACM encourages its members to take a direct hand in shaping the future of the association. There are more ways than ever to get involved.Get Involved
Communications of the ACM (CACM) is now a fully Open Access publication.
By opening CACM to the world, we hope to increase engagement among the broader computer science community and encourage non-members to discover the rich resources ACM has to offer.Learn More