Guidelines for Software Portability

A.S. Tanenbaum, P. Klint, W. Bohm

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The areas in which programs are most unlikely to be portable are discussed. Attention is paid to programming languages, operating systems, file systems, I/O device characteristics, machine architecture and documentation. Pitfalls are indicated and in some cases solutions are suggested. Copyright © 1978 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-698
Number of pages18
JournalSoftware, Practice and Experience
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1978


  • Documentation
  • Machine architecture
  • Machine independence
  • Operating system interface
  • Portability
  • Program design


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