Development of an Object-Oriented High-Level Language and Construction of an Associated Object-Oriented Compiler
Computerized automation has long past been in practice, and engineers are developing ways and means of improving strategies to achieve better performance. Related search is concentrated on developing methords to diversify the application of computing technologies by bringing software and its field of application close together. The idea is to eventually create a software configuration that makes itself transparent to the user by mapping reality onto the computer's monitor. This paper is a report on a portion of and interdisciplinary project that attempts to apply state-of-the-art software techniques in the design of an integrated programming environment for manufacturing purposes. The portion of the project described in this paper is concerned with two aspects: designing a special purpose object-oriented high-level language for programming a classroom research laboratory for manufacturing students and faculty, and designing and implementing an object-oriented compiler to allow students to write programs using this language. The purpose of the project is to integrate manufacturing devices and cells with the existing computer network to provide a flexible manufacturing system.