Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of PortabilityIssues

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09/11/08 21:15:48 (12 years ago)
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rodrigo.senra (IP: 201.82.21.223)
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  • PortabilityIssues

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    11= ISIS-NBP Portability =  
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     3 The current ISIS-NBP release is implemented in the [http://python.org Python programming language]. 
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     5 We have sacrificed a bit of performace, keeping the implementation in '''pure''' Python, therefore 
     6 avoiding to code modules in C.  
     7 
     8 In layman's terms this means that the ISIS-NBP Cell has the same 
     9 portability as the Python language, thus it it runs on many Unix variants including all Linux flavours, 
     10 on the Mac, and on PCs under MS-DOS, Windows, and OS/2. In theory it could even run in mobile phones 
     11 supporting Python (such as Nokia's S60 models), but that was not yet tested. 
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     13 In the future, we might develop some alternative C-based modules 
     14 as an option for large data service providers that value speed in detriment of portability. 
     15 Nevertheless, we  will strive to keep the core ISIS-NBP as platform-independent as possible.