VIPER, a Student-Friendly Visual Interpreter of Pascal

  • Michał Adamaszek
  • Piotr Chrza̧stowski-Wachtel
  • Anna Niewiarowska
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5090)

Abstract

We introduce VIPER, a visual interpreter of Pascal, designed to help both the teachers and the students of an introductory programming course. The main innovation of VIPER is the ability to display typically encountered data structures (e.g. trees, lists) in an intuitive way. This, and other usability improvements, have been designed specifically to meet the needs of future users. The interpreter is aimed mostly at small scale programming exercises, and lets the user edit and run portions of code step-by-step with all the needed values being displayed in a suitable manner.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michał Adamaszek
    • 1
  • Piotr Chrza̧stowski-Wachtel
    • 2
  • Anna Niewiarowska
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics 
  2. 2.Institute of InformaticsUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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