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Can concurrent code (threads, distributed computing, etc.) be directly ported to single-threaded/non-networked platforms?

Take an arbitrary "perfect" multi-threaded program, on an arbitrary multi-threaded platform, using an arbitrary programming language. Assuming that this "perfect" multi-threaded program: is ...
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Processor architectures for testing C/C++ portability

Currently I'm working on a C/C++ code-base which is fairly portable, it can compile on most Unix like systems as well as MS-Windows (MSVC), using various popular compilers. Previously I've found ...
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Is there a reason to define type aliases in any program

I have started to learn c++ for some time ago. It is a big subject and I am not very use to it yet. Thus is this question asked more of curiosity, than something else. In the book that I read to now ...
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Why XML is meant to be Software and Hardware independent?

While studying the features of XML, I got to know that XML is software and hardware independent. Can anyone explain me why it is meant like that?
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Should IoC container be part of portable library?

I am seeing the benefits of Portable Class Libraries for centralizing Models and ViewModels to a single code-base. Where should dependency injection management (IoC container) take place, though? My ...
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How to enable a Web portal-based rich enterprise platform on different domains and hosts using JS without customization/ server configuration

Our company Coscend has built a Web portal-based communications and cloud collaboration platform by using JavaScript (JS), which is embedded in HTML5 and formatted with CSS3. Other technologies used ...
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How Microsoft Market DotNet? [closed]

I just read an Joel's article about Microsoft's breaking change (non-backwards compatibility) with dot net's introduction. It is interesting and explicitly reflected the condition during that time. ...
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What are the different aspects to consider when porting code from a single threaded environment to a multi threaded environment or vice versa?

I want to provide some library functionality and a reference application, which will run on a fully-featured, POSIX-compliant platform. The app and library will need bi-directional serial port ...
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Apps being portable

I haven't found much on this, but what I did find doesn't explain it well enough (at least for me). What makes the application I make portable? Or what defines a portable application? Is there a ...
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How do I distribute my scientific software with as few dependencies as possible?

As part of my research, I write a lot of Python and MATLAB code that never needs to be distributed to anyone else. Even if I need to distribute my software, Python and MATLAB, both being interpreted, ...
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Is there real value in a portable language targeting very different runtimes?

Another question over on SO introduced me to Oxygene, formerly Chrome before the browser of the same name came to prominence. It's in the Pascal syntax family, but brings in a lot of object-oriented ...
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How to port cli c++ program with GNU libraries from windows to Linux

I need to implement some graph partitioning algorithms for my thesis. I have mostly Windows experience. I would like to know if it is hard to migrate c++ console program to Linux. I want to program it ...
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Does the windows 8 store only support windows RT?

I'm in a project for creating a game engine and eventually a game, and we need ideas on how to get our game out into the internet. I had an idea with putting it onto the windows 8 store at a low ...
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Can Win32 message loops survive being ported to native linux?

I would like to port a large Win32 DLL to native linux in C++. I don't think I can use Wine for a DLL like mine, because users of the DLL would then also have to be in Wine, and then they would all ...
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Can WinRT really be used at just the boundaries?

Microsoft (chiefly, Herb Sutter) recommends when using WinRT with C++/CX to keep WinRT at the boundaries of the application and keep the core of the application written in standard ISO C++. I've ...
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What are the main bottlenecks to know about Java portability?

Java is known to be portable; "compile once, run anywhere". I know this is often true because I have many times deployed jar or war without any cross-platform troubles. Still, I am left wondering if ...
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Any good reason to open files in text mode?

(Almost-)POSIX-compliant operating systems and Windows are known to distinguish between 'binary mode' and 'text mode' file I/O. While the former mode doesn't transform any data between the actual file ...
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Portable programming style

I'm a Python programmer that prefers to develop on Windows but still end up deploying to a Linux server. I've just finished writing a little script: stuff that downloads files from a site, generates ...
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Parallel programming library? (+ some features)

Note: this is a reposting as the question has been considered non-suitable for the Stack Overflow forum and should have been posted here. The original topic is there. I'd like to talk of ...
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I am learning Java and thinking about how and when to learn Android?

I am learning Java and I was wondering about when it would be best for me to try to develop something for Android? I have two specific concerns. 1.How is the Android API different from the main Java ...
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Future-proofing myself when learning to program

I want to learn to program in a 'future-proof' manner, if you like. Whilst Windows dominates the desktop OS marketplace (for now), obviously there is a lot of value in learning its ...
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Will real world applications ever need a 128-bit flat address space?

This is a bit "one megabyte should be enough for anyone", but... A 64-bit flat address space allows up to 4.3ish billion times more space than a 32-bit address space. That's 17,179,869,184 GiB. ...
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Educational, well-written FOSS projects to read, study or discuss [closed]

Before you say it: yes, this "question" has been asked other times. However, I could not fine many of such questions and not that easily, and those I found had similar results. What I'm trying to say ...
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What did Linus Torvalds mean by his quotation about portability? [closed]

In a debate with Andrew Tanenbaum over microkernel vs. monolithic operating system architecture, Linus Torvalds said, Portability is for people who cannot write new programs. What did he mean by ...
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Best way to save application settings

In Windows the default way is registry. This allow you to differentiate system-wide and per-user settings. In Unix you should use text files in the /etc folder for system-wide settings (what's the ...