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Extending C and FORTRAN for Design Automation

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H. H. Cheng

Integration Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering and Graduate Group in Computer Science, University of California, Davis, CA 95616

J. Mech. Des 117(3), 390-395 (Sep 01, 1995) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826691 History: Received January 01, 1994; Revised February 01, 1995; Online December 11, 2007

Abstract

The CH programming language is designed to be a superset of C. CH bridges the gap between C and FORTRAN; it encompasses all the programming capabilities of FORTRAN 77 and consists of features of many other programming languages and software packages. Unlike other general-purpose programming languages, CH is designed to be especially suitable for applications in mechanical systems engineering. Because of our research interests, many programming features in CH have been implemented for design automation, although they are useful in other applications as well. In this paper we will describe these new programming features for design automation, as they are currently implemented in CH in comparison with C and FORTRAN 77.

Copyright © 1995 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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