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A description of the program generation concept, or programming by questionnaire, a technique for reducing the cost and time required to produce computer programs within specified areas of application. The Memorandum describes the technique, compares it to existing techniques, and discusses potential uses. The method is described in terms of the Job Shop Simulation Program Generator (JSSPG), an example developed to test the feasibility and desirability of the concept.

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