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A C programming model for OS/2 device drivers

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Feriozi, D.T. ; IBM Entry Systems Division, 1000 N.W. 51st Street, Bocu Raton, Florida 33429, USA

The recent growth in the number of new and different types of devices for use with personal computers has challenged software engineers to plan new and better ways of developing software to run the devices. For Operating System/2® (OS/2®) device drivers, an improvement would be to code in a high-level language rather than to use assembly language. A practical and proven method of writing OS/2 device drivers in the C programming language is presented here. The C language was chosen because of its documented suitability as a systems programming language and because of its universal availability for use on small systems.

Note: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated is distributing this Article with permission of the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) who is the exclusive owner. The recipient of this Article may not assign, sublicense, lease, rent or otherwise transfer, reproduce, prepare derivative works, publicly display or perform, or distribute the Article.  

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

1991

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