Languages for Graphic Attention-Handling

  • I. W. Cotton

Abstract

The primary area of software research into interactive computer graphics has been in the design of languages for the definition of pictures and the required underlying data structures. While this research is undoubtedly important, it is unfortunate that it has been performed largely to the neglect of research into improved techniques and languages for the interaction phase. The result has been that while it is getting increasingly easier to define pictures to be displayed, it is still rather difficult to specify the control path to be followed in response to operator interactions which seek to identify and perhaps modify picture elements. The state of the art would appear to be at the macro-using or subroutine-calling level, with little convenience and no particular graphic or interactive orientation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. W. Cotton
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Sperry Rand Corp.UNIVACBlue Bell, PennsylvaniaUSA

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