- Easy to learn and use.
- Accepted standard for pseudo-code design and presentation.
- Evolving since 1973.
- Can be used as a stand-alone design tool but also complements almost any
other tool or design methodology.
- Can be used for formal or informal software design.
- Can be used for both high-level and low-level designs.
- Supports most target languages from assembly to high-level.
Specific support included for Ada for use when an Ada Design Language is
- Runs on almost any platform: VAX (VMS, Ultrix), Alpha AXP (OpenVMS,
OSF1), most UNIX boxes under most variants of UNIX, PC (DOS, UNIX).
- Text-oriented rather than graphics oriented.
- Can be used to create other forms of documentation, such as manuals
- Has full support for classified documents including automatic portion
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