Design recipe for Scheme programs, version 2

(or functions in most other languages, for that matter!)

    Analysis and design (i.e. "decide what you want to do")

  1. Understand the assignment informally
  2. Write a function contract, specifying what kind of information goes in and what kind comes out
  3. Analyze the data types going in and out
  4. Write examples of how your function will be used, with correct answers
  5. Implementation ("do it")

  6. Write the function's Skeleton
  7. Choose and use an appropriate Template
  8. Fill in the Function Body
  9. Correctness checking ("check that you did it right")

  10. Proofreading
  11. Syntax checking
  12. Testing and debugging

For the next elaboration of this, see version 3.

Last modified: Mon Sep 15 13:39:26 EDT 2003
Stephen Bloch /