PORTABILITY METHODS PROJECT

Coordinator
Dec 4, 2010 at 6:24 PM

A critical goal of the Programmable Software Development Environment is strict portability between operating systems and source languages.

The current focus is strict portability between a C++, C#, C, and Visual Basic design environment. Specifically, the exact same source definition files must be able to produce functionally identical  C++, C#,  C,  and Visual Basic source files of an error-free product.

Strict compliance with the ISO-9001 requirement for standard methods and processes can only be accomplished by single point definitions.  This can be accomplished by a set of standard software parts libraries and communication mailboxes.  

In the set of standards that I am developing, every class will have one associated data structure.  This data structure will either passed to class routines as parameter or be an element of the class.

Development of the Standard Software Parts libraries for defining a data structure is progressing.  

The current challenge is to produce a single point definition of the data definition statements, Specifically, the Visual Basic data definition statement (Dim A As Integer) has a different format than the C++, C#, and C which are quite similar (int A;).

The structure of the communication mailbox relate to data definition is currently being revised.