Open Source Software Development Tool: Upgrade Progress

The overall purpose of the current Programmable Software Development Environment upgrade process is to certify that a product generated is certifiably releasable.

Major improvement have been made from the 1) Implementation of the experimental, alpha, beta, and release versions of a software parts library and 2) the ability to detect whether the product text files have modified manually (patched).

To certify a software parts library, every command defining this library must be executed. This includes all error detection and reporting statements.  These error statements not only include those associated with the user but also those that detect and report programming and Programmable Software Development Environment errors.

Ideally, those _ERROR statements that report programming and Programmable Software Development Environment errors will never be executed. Therefore, they currently can not be included in the certification test sequence. The challenge is to provide a set of commands which will be executed during a test sequence and report a specified programming or Programmable Software Development Environment failure should it occur.

The following two commands need to be developed: 1) _CONTINUE_IF which will error out if the preceeding test condition is false and 2) _CONTINUE_IF_NOT which will error out if the preceeding test condition is true. These statements replace the currently used _JUMP_IF and _JUMP_IF_NOT statements.

MONDAY: 2014/02/10

STATUS: I have examined the Program Control section of the manual and have found that the _CONTINUE_IF and _CONTINUE_IF_NOT  commands can be added to this section without modifying the existing command presentation files (The table of contents will, of course, need to be modified).

DETAIL: The existing command presentation files were written by Microsoft Front Page and need to be replaced.  This can be done at a later time.

NEXT TASK: The next task will be to prepared the sub-directories, files, and modification to the table of contents associated with the _CONTINUE_IF command.

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