Building Mol Biol programs and the NCBI toolkit...

Peter Gegenheimer peterg at rnaworld.bio.ukans.edu
Tue Jul 26 14:55:05 EST 1994

In <1994Jul22.093634.33671 at hulaw1.harvard.edu>, robison at nucleus.harvard.edu (Keith Robison) writes:
>Tony Nugent (tnugent at gucis.cit.gu.edu.au) wrote <in part>:
>: Hi all,
>: I am in the early stages of developing a program that will analyse
>: molecular sequences (nucleotide and amino acids).  What functionality
.. <deleted> ...
>: I am planning to use C++ (using make), and make it as portable as possible
>: for both DOS and UNIX (and NO windoze pleez!:)  Somehow I doubt that

   Tony --PLEASE use a development framework which allows you to export your code to various
platforms. I am thinking SPECIFICALLY of OS/2. Since there are NO native OS/2 sequence 
analysis apps, anything you do in OS/2 will have an open market. Also, I think you'll find that
the power of multithreading will make a significant and noticeable difference in the 
performance of many molecular biology computational tasks. For example, searches, alignments, 
etc, can be spun off as background tasks. If you're writing for UNIX, you should be able to 
port to a character-mode OS/2 app easily; with a developer's framework, you should be able to 
develop for a UNIX GUI and OS/2 with little (???) trouble.

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