Date of Award

Spring 1981

Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor

Wu, Sherman


This essay reviews the issues that are important to designers of interactive languages. Considering the differences between static (batch) languages and interactive languages, the need for a more formalized, user-oriented design process for interactive language is discussed. Capabilities that an interactive language should provide are presented, along with references to actual implementations.