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The COMP-AID Company was established in 1973 by Ronald C. Wackwitz and Allen D. Wiggins, Sr. in Corpus Christi, Texas, for the purpose of developing and licensing the RENUMF Fortran programming aid.  The company moved to New Braunfels, Texas in 1979.

The RENUMF program started out very simply at first, with such rudimentary capabilities as only a simple renumbering of the Fortran statement numbers.  By 1979, however, we had introduced into RENUMF the more powerful functional block renumbering of statement numbers, based on the methodology of Functional Blocks which we had developed, as described in our 87 page technical report of February, 1980, Structuring FORTRAN Modules by Functional Blocks: An Overview (and a COMP-AID Service)

RENUMF also identifies variables which are referenced but not defined, variables which are defined but never referenced, and COMMONs which are included but never referenced.  It provides a very complete cross-reference of the Fortran elements of syntax, of the variables and COMMONs (along with their usage state), and of the statement numbers.

An abbreviated 18 page brochure, Overview of the Methodology of Functional Blocks, describing and briefly illustrating this methodology, is available for viewing and download as a PDF file on the DOWNLOAD page.

COMP-AID Articles and Technical Reports

1.        Allen D. Wiggins, Sr.  Overview of RENUMF-I.  Sales Brochure, The COMP-AID Company, Corpus Christi, TX 78411, December 1974, 9 pages.
2.        Renumf Aids Fortran Debugging Under OS.  ComputerWorld, 15, January 15, 1975.  Press Release.
3.      Ronald C. Wackwitz and Maynell H. Wackwitz.  Programming in Standard FORTRAN by Functional Blocks: A Rigorous Structured Approach.  Technical Report, The COMP-AID Company, Original: Corpus Christi, TX 78411, May 1977, 31 pages; Revised: New Braunfels, TX 78132, May 2006, 35 pages.
4.        Ronald C. Wackwitz. A Discussion of Non-Unique <Events>.  Technical Report, The COMP-AID Company, Corpus Christi, TX 78411, May 1978, 20 pages.
5.        Ronald C. Wackwitz and Jay Falck. Structuring FORTRAN Modules by Functional Blocks: An Overview (and a COMP-AID Service).  Technical Report, The COMP-AID Company, New Braunfels, TX 78132, February 1980, 87 pages.
6.        Ronald C. Wackwitz.  Software News, 5, August 1983.  Letter to the Editor defending  FORTRAN against accusations made by PASCAL proponents.
7.        Ronald C. Wackwitz and Donald T. Wackwitz.  Enhancing Maintenance of FORTRAN Programs with Functional Blocks.  Technical Report, The COMP-AID Company, New Braunfels, TX 78132, August 1984, 16 pages.
8.        Ronald C. Wackwitz.  ADA Alternatives.  Datamation, 15, September 1, 1984.  Letter to the Editor defending FORTRAN against accusations made by ADA proponents.
9.        Ronald C. Wackwitz.  Overview of RENUMF I.4.  Sales Brochure, The COMP-AID Company, New Braunfels, TX 78132, October 1984, 29 pages.
10.        Ronald C. Wackwitz.  RENUMF User's Manual.  The COMP-AID Company, New Braunfels, TX 78132, Original: March 1985, 150 pages; Revised: July, 2005, 322 pages.
11.        Ronald C. Wackwitz.  Use of Functional Blocks in the Design, Coding, and Checkout of FORTRAN Modules.  Technical Report, The COMP-AID Company, New Braunfels, TX 78132, October 1989, 29 pages.
12.        Ronald C. Wackwitz.  Publication of Rates at which Old, Difficult-to-Understand FORTRAN Modules Can be Reclaimed by Use of the Functional Block Outline Methodology.  Technical Report, The COMP-AID Company, New Braunfels, TX 78132, January 1990, 13 pages.
13.        Ronald C. Wackwitz. FORTRAN , PC Improvements.  GeoByte 6(5): 66-67, October 1991.
14.        Ronald C. Wackwitz.  COMP-AID Toolkit: XWindow System for FORTRAN Programmers. Technical Report, The COMP-AID Company, New Braunfels, TX 78132, February 23, 1994, 190 pages.