In this paper some views are presented on the way in which complex systems, such as Operating Systems and the programs to be interfaced with them can be constructed, and how such systems may become heavily library oriented. Although such systems have a dynamic nature, all interfacing within and among modules can be checked statically. It will be shown that the concepts presented are equally valid for single user systems, multi-programming systems and even distributed systems. The ideas have been spurred by the implementation of a modular version of Pascal and a supporting Operating System, currently nearing completion at Twente University of Technology, The Netherlands.
|Publication status||Published - 1981|