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Source Code Portability Detection Logic

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058254D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Cheng, PS Dohhaku, Y Kanetake, M [+details]

Abstract

This article describes detection logic to be implemented in COBOL and FORTRAN compilers so as to provide the user with proper diagnosis if any non-portability statement is detected in compiled programs. In that, the programs can be designed and developed for portability, and easily moved across systems based on several different hardware architectures and control programs. As to programming interface, portability is one aspect of consistency whereby the source code for a program built on one system can be brought to another system in a smoother fashion. The objective of portability is to lessen the effort expended in creating a general data processing solution, along with shorter development turnaround time.