User talk:Kmtr1011

From IEEE Milestones Wiki

Submitted by the proposer: Kathleen M. McDevitt -- Kmtr1011 (talk) 20:19, 7 February 2023 (UTC)

Docket #2020-03 Grace M. Hopper Milestone Submitted by the proposer: Kathleen McDevitt It has been resubmitted with many changes and Grace M. Hopper’s name was removed from the citation, however, the docket title was never changed to the Compiler Milestone 2020-03. I cannot edit the docket name. I request help to change it both in the milestone description and discussion page, please do so.

Information Highway was first publicly stated by Ronald Reagan in 1985, however, it was in use prior to that. Unisys and many other computer companies are located where he visited in Malvern, Pennsylvania area. As the President at that time, he labeled the Route 202 corridor as the Information Highway. This citation uses ‘Information Highway’ in reference to starting industries such as Information Technology, standalone computers, COBOL, and word processing as just a few examples. The word Compiler is used when speaking about Grace M. Hopper’s invention since she coined the name. Otherwise, it is not used in modern computer languages. It is more likely that you will hear programming, word processing, FLOW-MATIC, COBOL, or other Tech terminology.

I agree with the citation as written and reflected in the Docket 2020-3. No further changes are needed. 

The compiler translated human-readable English keywords or commands into machine-readable instructions or code, thus creating well-defined communication between human programmers and computers. It made it possible for programs written for different computers rather than a single machine. Based on the compiler, the Flow-Matic was first used in the UNIVAC. This shaped the creation of COBOL, a programming language that facilitated the information highway and the beginning of the IT industry.

May 18, 2023 The following citation is with Grace M. Hopper's name added if the appeal is approved.

Grace M. Hopper invented the compiler to translate mathematical programming into machine-readable code. A mathematician and programmer, Grace M. Hopper led teams that developed FLOW-MATIC, a computer language using English words, which led to COBOL(Common Business-Oriented Language). Hopper's influence advanced acceptance of COBOL in the military and business. These standardized, user-friendly innovations promoted wider, transformative adoption of computerization in modern life.