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An object-oriented toolkit for constructing specification editors

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2 Author(s)
R. H. Bourdeau ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI, USA ; B. H. C. Cheng

The authors discuss Spectacle, an object-oriented library of software components designed for constructing language-based, graphical, specification editors. Spectacle provides the programmer with a basic toolkit for building an X-Window editor: minimal knowledge of both C++ and the X-Window graphical environment is assumed. The editing tools that are derived from Spectacle can be implemented as stand-alone editors are integrated into larger-scale software development environments. Spectacle editors are syntax-directed and menu driven. The authors outline the basic structure of the library and examine each software component separately. The user-interface model provided by Spectacle is described. Two example prototype editors are presented

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Computer Software and Applications Conference, 1992. COMPSAC '92. Proceedings., Sixteenth Annual International

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21-25 Sep 1992