Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Apr 2010 23:51 UTC
IBM This article describes a real-word software port, with examples of how various porting challenges are resolved. If you are a software developer porting software to UNIX, you will find these techniques invaluable in avoiding common pitfalls, resolving bugs, and improving your productivity.
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RE: Why?
by ebasconp on Thu 15th Apr 2010 14:57 UTC in reply to "Why?"
ebasconp
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2006-05-09

Because two things:

* A lot of old mainframes are still around;
why just let them die if we can update their
software stack and make them still useful instead
of being pieces of museums?

* It is done to demonstrate that it can be done. That
is the way that engineering works.

Edited 2010-04-15 15:10 UTC

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