Proceedings: GI + CHI 1987

The user interface and program structure of a graphical VLSI layout editor

Kevin Szabó, Mohamed Elmasry

Proceedings of the SIGCHI/GI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and Graphics Interface: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 5 - 9 April 1987, 219-225

DOI 10.1145/29933.275633

  • BibTex

    @inproceedings{Szab{\'o}:1987:10.1145/29933.275633,
    author = {Szab{\'o}, Kevin and Elmasry, Mohamed},
    title = {The user interface and program structure of a graphical VLSI layout editor},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the SIGCHI/GI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and Graphics Interface},
    series = {GI + CHI 1987},
    year = {1987},
    issn = {0713-5425},
    isbn = {0-89791-213-6},
    location = {Toronto, Ontario, Canada},
    pages = {219--225},
    numpages = {7},
    doi = {10.1145/29933.275633},
    acmdoi = {10.1145/29933.275633},
    publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
    }

Abstract

In this paper the user interface and program organization of the SYMPLE VLSI symbolic layout editor is examined. The user interface is driven by a small interpreter that is constructed from a LISP-like language at run time and has access to a consistent library of menus and graphical information-gathering functions. To improve maintainability, the editor has been constructed in a modular form with well-defined interfaces.