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ESPRIT Project 125 GRASPIN: Achievements and Experiences

  • W. D. Itzfeldt
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The ESPRIT 1 project GRASPIN has developed prototypes of a personal software engineering environment to support the construction and verification of distributed and non-sequential software systems. The GRASPIN environment provides a flexible framework with extensive facilities for the incorporation of new methods and tools, and for the customization to a variety of languages, applications, and target systems. Prototypes are implemented on both Lisp systems and PCTE-based machines.

This paper presents the main R&D results of the project, which ended in September 1989 after a lifetime of more than 6 years. Moreover, it reports first experiences gained by pilot users and discusses the lessons learnt in collaborating in an international project jointly performed by eigth partners from industry and academia.


Flexible Framework Kernel System Software Development Environment Algebraic Specification Common Lisp 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Itzfeldt
    • 1
  1. 1.GMD, Institut für Systemtechnik Schlojβ BirlinghovenSankt Augustin 1West Germany

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