The follwing gives a number of frequently asked questions and some
answers to them.
Q: What is Proto?
A: PROTO is the fake SC22 web demonstration language which consists of a
small number of features, in addition to the normal
programming language stuff:
- Exception handling
- Facilities to simplify interoperability with the C language, in order to enable PROTO programs to access, and interact with, operating system features more easily
- Enhancements to derived data types to allow allocatable components and parameterized types
- Features to allow object oriented programs to be written in PROTO
- Facilities to enable PROTO programs to take advantage of internationalization features provided through the operating system