US Patent No: 6,389,481

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Automatic program documentation

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An apparatus for producing object code from source code including input means for receiving the source code, the source code including executable source code and source code documentation, and compilation means, coupled to the input means, including first means for providing object code from the source code, and second means for providing documentation including selected portions of the executable source code and the source code documentation, and for organizing the provided documentation into a predefined format independent of executable source code organization. In addition, a method of for producing object code from source code including the steps of receiving the source code, the source code including executable source code and source code documentation, and compiling the received source code including the steps of providing object code from the source code, and providing documentation including selected portions of the executable source code and the source code documentation, and organizing the provided documentation into a predefined format independent of executable source code organization.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY75111

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Malcolm, Jerry Walter Austin, TX 55 659

Cited Art Landscape

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MATTEL, INC. (1)
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