Storyboard Programming aims to provide programmers a natural and
intuitive platform for developing low-level data structure
implementations from intuitive high-level graphical insights.
When developing data-structures, programmers usually use
"box-and-arrows" diagrams on a whiteboard to develop an
intuition for their behavior, and then translate this intuition
into low-level code using a painful and error-prone process.
Storyboard programming framework provides programmers a platform
to provide these whiteboard graphical insights and the framework
synthesizes a low-level implementation conforming to the
The Storyboard framework lets programmer specify their insights
such as the one shown below on the left for the Tree-rotation
manipulation and the framework synthesizes the low level code as
shown below on the right.
Support: This research is supported by the National Science
Foundation (NSF) grant CCF-1049406 and by MIT's Computer Science and
Articial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Any opinions, findings, and
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