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DATA ITEM DESCRIPTION ^

The following establishes the data general and content requirements for the identified data item.

TITLE ^

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING MANUAL (CPM)

2. IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ^

DI-IPSC-81447

3. DESCRIPTION/PURPOSE ^

The Computer Programming Manual (CPM) provides information needed by a programmer to understand how to program a given computer. This manual focuses on the computer itself, not on particular software that will run on the computer. The CPM is intended for newly developed computers, special-purpose computers, or other computers for which commercial or other programming manuals are not readily available

7. APPLICATION/INTERRELATIONSHIP ^

This Data Item Description (DID) contains the format and content preparation instructions for the data product generated by specific and discrete task requirements as delineated in the contract.

This DID is used when the developer is tasked to identify and record information needed to program the computer(s) on which software was developed or on which it will run.

The Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) should specify whether deliverable data are to be delivered on paper or electronic media; are to be in a given electronic form (such as ASCII, CALS, or compatible with a specified word processor or other support software); may be delivered in developer format rather than in the format specified herein; and may reside in a computer-aided software engineering (CASE) or other automated tool rather than in the form of a traditional document.

This DID supersedes DI-MCCR-80021A.

10. PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS ^

10.1 General instructions.

10.1.1 Automated techniques

Use of automated techniques is encouraged. The term 'document' in this DID means a collection of data regardless of its medium.

10.1.2 Alternate presentation styles

Diagrams, tables, matrices, and other presentation styles are acceptable substitutes for text when data required by this DID can be made more readable using these styles.

10.1.3 Title page or identifier with signature blocks.

The document shall include a title page containing, as applicable: document number; volume number; version/revision indicator; security markings or other restrictions on the handling of the document; date; document title; name, abbreviation, and any other identifier for the systems, subsystems, or items to which the document applies; contract number; CDRL item number; organization for which the document has been prepared; name and address of the preparing organization; distribution statement; and signature blocks for the developer representative authorized to release the document, the acquirer representative authorized to approve the document, and the dates of release/approval. For data in a database or other alternative form, this information shall be included on external and internal labels or by equivalent identification methods.

10.1.4 Table of contents.

The document shall contain a table of contents providing the number, title, and page number of each titled paragraph, figure, table, and appendix. For data in a database or other alternative form, this information shall consist of an internal or external table of contents containing pointers to, or instructions for accessing, each paragraph, figure, table, and appendix or their equivalents.

10.1.5 Page numbering/labeling.

Each page shall contain a unique page number and display the document number, including version, volume, and date, as applicable. For data in a database or other alternative form, files, screens, or other entities shall be assigned names or numbers in such a way that desired data can be indexed and accessed.

10.1.6 Response to tailoring instructions.

If a paragraph is tailored out of this DID, the resulting document shall contain the corresponding paragraph number and title, followed by 'This paragraph has been tailored out.' For data in a database or other alternative form, this representation need occur only in the table of contents or equivalent.

10.1.7 Multiple paragraphs and subparagraphs.

Any section, paragraph, or subparagraph in this DID may be written as multiple paragraphs or subparagraphs to enhance readability.

10.1.8 Standard data descriptions.

If a data description required by this DID has been published in a standard data element dictionary specified in the contract, reference to an entry in that dictionary is preferred over including the description itself.

10.1.9 Substitution of existing documents.

Commercial or other existing documents may be substituted for all or part of the document if they contain the required data.

10.2 Content requirements.

Content requirements begin on the following page. The numbers shown designate the paragraph numbers to be used in the document. Each such number is understood to have the prefix '10.2' within this DID. For example, the paragraph numbered 1.1 is understood to be paragraph 10.2.1.1 within this DID.

Scope. ^

This section shall be divided into the following paragraphs.

1.1 Identification.

This paragraph shall contain the manufacturer's name, model number, and any other identifying information for the computer system to which this document applies.

1.2 Computer system overview.

This paragraph shall briefly state the purpose of the computer system to which this document applies.

1.3 Document overview.

This paragraph shall summarize the purpose and contents of this manual and shall describe any security or privacy considerations associated with its use.

2.Referenced documents. ^

This section shall list the number, title, revision, and date of all documents referenced in this manual. This section shall also identify the source for all documents not available through normal Government stocking activities.

3. Programming environment. ^

This section shall be divided into paragraphs as appropriate to provide the following information.

  1. The components and configuration of the computer system
  2. Operating characteristics, capabilities, and limitations, including, as applicable:
    • Machine cycle time
    • Word length
    • Memory capacity and characteristics
    • Instruction set characteristics
    • Interrupt capabilities
    • Modes of operation (e.g., batch, interactive, privileged, non-privileged)
    • Operational registers
    • Error indicators
    • Input/output characteristics
    • Special features
  3. Description of the equipment (e.g., tapes, disks, other peripheral equipment) necessary to perform compilations and assemblies on the computer system. Identify (as applicable) by name and version number the editor, linker, link-editor, compiler, assembler, cross-compilers, cross-assemblers, and other utilities used, and reference appropriate manuals describing their use. Highlight any special flags or instructions necessary for loading, executing, or recording the results.

4. Programming information. ^

This section shall be divided into paragraphs as appropriate to provide the following information.

  1. Description of the programming features of the computer's instruction set architecture, including, as applicable:
    • Data representation (e.g., byte, word, integer, floating-point, double precision)
    • Instruction formats and addressing modes
    • Special registers and words (e.g., stack pointer, program counter)
    • Control instructions (e.g., branch, jump, subroutine and procedure call instructions, privileged instructions, and the modes they operate in)
    • Subroutines and procedures (e.g., non-reentrant, reentrant, macrocode routines, argument lists, parameter passing conventions)
    • Interrupt processing
    • Timers and clocks
    • Memory protection features (e.g., read-only memory)
    • Additional features, such as instruction or data cache architecture
  2. Description of each instruction, including, as applicable:
    • Use =item *

      Syntax

    • Condition codes set
    • Execution time
    • Machine-code format
    • Mnemonic conventions
    • Other characteristics
  3. Description of input and output control programming, including, as applicable:
    • Initial loading and verification of computer memory
    • Serial and parallel data channels
    • Discrete inputs and outputs
    • Interface components
    • Device numbers, operational codes, and memory locations for peripheral equipment
  4. Additional, restricted, or special programming techniques associated with the computer system (e.g., a concise description of the microprogram control section)
  5. Examples that demonstrate the programming features described above, including examples of the proper use of all categories of instructions on the computer system
  6. Error detection and diagnostic features associated with the computer system, including condition codes, overflow and addressing exception interrupts, and input and output error status indicators

5.Notes. ^

This section shall contain any general information that aids in understanding this document (e.g., background information, glossary, rationale). This section shall include an alphabetical listing of all acronyms, abbreviations, and their meanings as used in this document and a list of terms and definitions needed to understand this document.

A Appendixes. ^

Appendixes may be used to provide information published separately

for convenience in document maintenance (e.g., charts, classified data). As applicable, each appendix shall be referenced in the main body of the document where the data would normally have been provided. Appendixes may be bound as separate documents for ease in handling. Appendixes shall be lettered alphabetically (A, B, etc.).

Copyright ^

This Perl Plain Old Documentation (POD) version is copyright © 2001 2003 Software Diamonds. This POD version was derived from the hard copy public domain version freely distributed by the United States Federal Government.

License ^

Software Diamonds permits the redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code, modified or unmodified must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

SOFTWARE DIAMONDS, http://www.SoftwareDiamonds.com, PROVIDES THIS SOFTWARE 'AS IS' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL SOFTWARE DIAMONDS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Copyright Holder Contact ^

<support@SoftwareDiamonds.com>







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