DNAfrag v 3.03 (msdos) README

John Nash num208jn at MBDS.NRC.CA
Tue Feb 4 10:36:57 EST 1992

In article <4FEB199206015115 at aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu>, broe at aardvark.ucs.uoknor.edu (Bruce Roe) writes:

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>An now for my questions.  John, is the source code available for someone
>to produce a Mac or Unix version or do you plan a Mac and Unix version?

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G'day Bruce,

I use a lot of IBM-PC/TurboC++ - specific calls, so the source code
would be fairly useless to port - much of what I did was fancy screens
and error-trapping, and the screen-writes were straight BIOS calls (I
don't have access to a MAC compiler or to any sort of UNIX box, so
thoughts of portability never entered into my code).

The easiest part was converting the original FORTRAN code from the
paper to C, and that part is easily stripped from the rest of the
code.  I'll see if I am allowed to give out the source code... we have
Intellectual Property rules I have to follow - I don't actually OWN
the source myself, the Canadian govt does. 

Interestingly (and somewhat off the point), as a scientist I'm not shy
about what I do on the lab bench, and will gab about it to anybody
who'll listen - but I'm not a programmer and am somewhat shy about
releasing code which may not be as well written as a "pro" would write

I'll contact you when I find out what the IP office says.

cheers,  John.

Dr. John Nash,                       | 
Cell Systems Section,                | Email:
Institute for Biological Sciences,   | Preferred: John.Nash at NRC.CA
National Research Council of Canada, | or       : num208jn at mbds.nrc.ca
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.             |
      ==>  Disclaimer:  All opinions are mine, not NRC's!  <==

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