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C7 DESCRIBING PROGRAMS

This section is concerned with the written comments and graphical illustrations accompanying a program. The symbols and layout conventions referred to are those given in British Standards BS 4058:1987 and BS 7738:1994. Related topics can be found in Section A6 User interface and documentation, Section C1 Systems design and life cycle, Section C2 Describing systems and Section C8 Testing and running programs.

Program documentation is the documentation that is produced for those stages of the software life cycle that are concerned with module development and integration. Program documentation is particularly important at the maintenance stage of the system life cycle.

Software will need to be modified during its lifetime ...

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