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Rationale for SQL ADA Module Description Language SAMeDL

  • March 1991
  • By Gary Chastek, Mark H. Graham, Gregory Zelesnik
  • This document is a companion to the SAMeDL Reference Manual. Whereas the Reference Manual is meant to be precise, the Rationale is meant to be clear.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-91-TR-004
  • Abstract

    The SQL ADA Module Description Language, SAMeDL, is a language for the specification of Abstract Interfaces as delineated by the SQL ADA Module Extensions (SAME) methodology. The language is formally defined in the SAMeDL Reference Manual. This document is a companion to the Reference Manual. Whereas the Reference Manual is meant to be precise, the Rationale is meant to be clear. An explanation of the problem solved by the SAMeDL is given. The creation of a new language is justified and the underlying principles of that language are described. Crucial issues in the language are then explained. These include:

    • The form and meaning of identifiers in the SAMeDL.
    • The role of and procedures for data definition in the SAMeDL. This includes support for enumerations and constants in the SAMeDL.
    • The typing rules of the SAMeDL.

    The proposed use of some SAMeDL features is also illustrated. These include Standard Post Processing and User Defined Base Domains.

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SEI

Chastek, Gary; Graham, Mark; & Zelesnik, Gregory. Rationale for SQL ADA Module Description Language SAMeDL. CMU/SEI-91-TR-004 . Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1991. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11323

IEEE

Chastek. Gary, Graham. Mark, and Zelesnik. Gregory, "Rationale for SQL ADA Module Description Language SAMeDL," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-91-TR-004 , 1991. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11323

APA

Chastek, Gary., Graham, Mark., & Zelesnik, Gregory. (1991). Rationale for SQL ADA Module Description Language SAMeDL (CMU/SEI-91-TR-004 ). Retrieved April 26, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11323

CHI

Gary Chastek, Mark Graham, & Gregory Zelesnik. Rationale for SQL ADA Module Description Language SAMeDL (CMU/SEI-91-TR-004 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1991. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11323

MLA

Chastek, Gary., Graham, Mark., & Zelesnik, Gregory. 1991. Rationale for SQL ADA Module Description Language SAMeDL (Technical Report CMU/SEI-91-TR-004 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11323

BibTex

@techreport{ChastekRationalefor1991,
title={Rationale for SQL ADA Module Description Language SAMeDL},
author={Gary Chastek and Mark Graham and Gregory Zelesnik},
year={1991},
number={CMU/SEI-91-TR-004 },
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11323} }