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Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
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Syntactic Errors in Computer Programming

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A study of users of a large-scale computer system (TSS/360) revealed that only 12 to 17% of the FORTRAN, PL/I, and Assembler Language computer programs submitted to the language processors contained syntactic errors. Thus, syntactic errors do not appear to be a significant bottleneck in programming. This experiment is part of a larger effort to identify and reduce the behavioral bottlenecks in computer programming. © 1974, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.

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01 Jun 1974

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Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

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