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Remote Compilation of Personal Computer Programs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038424D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Collins, FA: AUTHOR

Abstract

This program compiles personal computer (PC) programs without operator intervention. It frees up time and space on a developer's personal computer, insures proper level of link modules included in the compile program, and avoids operator error during the compilation process. The method is illustrated in the figure and is described as follows: (1) The developer asks the IBM System/38 to compile a selected PC program. (2) The System/38 requests a remote compiling PC to compile the selected program.

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Remote Compilation of Personal Computer Programs

This program compiles personal computer (PC) programs without operator intervention. It frees up time and space on a developer's personal computer, insures proper level of link modules included in the compile program, and avoids operator error during the compilation process. The method is illustrated in the figure and is described as follows: (1) The developer asks the IBM System/38 to compile a selected PC program. (2) The System/38 requests a remote compiling PC to compile the selected program. (3) The remote compiling PC copies the source program from an S/38 data base, (4) sends a message to the

developer that the compilation has begun, (5) compiles

the program and links it with the standard set of

support modules, (6) copies the object, executable and

compile/link list files back to the S/38 data base, and

(7) sends a message to the developer that the

compilation is complete. The compilation can be requested from any S/38 workstation. (The developer does not need a PC to do the compilation.) A cross compiler on the S/38 is not required. A single PC can compile programs for many developers, and many compilations can be requested at once with the requests stacking up in the message queue. In addition, the compiled listing can be done on the S/38 where it can be queued and printed with a faster printer. The operating environment for the method includes an IBM S/38 control programming facility, RPG III language an...