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Tartan, language design for the Ironman requirement : notes and examples

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posted on 01.01.1993, 00:00 by Mary Shaw, Paul N. Hilfinger, William Allan Wulf

The Tartan language was designed as an experiment to see whether the Ironman requirement for a common high-order programming language could be satisfied by an extremely simple language The result, Tartan substantially meets the Ironman requirement We believe it is substantially simpler than the four designs that were done in the first phase of the 0OO-1 effort The language definition appears in a companion report; this report provides a more expository discussion of some of the language's features, some examples of its use, and a discussion of some facilities that could enhance the basic design at relatively little cost


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