[Tutor] python for terminal emulator

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Nov 25 18:05:03 EST 2003

> Is python language a correct choice to convert and port 
> a terminal emulation software (existing in "C" language ) 
> for communicating with an IBM mainframe ?? 

I wouldn't have automatically have thought of Python, but 
for a terminal emulator it should actually be OK. However...

> It is in the MS-Windows OS platform  and needs to be 
> ported to the Gnu/Linux OS platform but will it work 
> if the client has another OS/s running on his system ??  
> thanks for your time, 

Are you sure you need this? If it's a 3270 emulator then x3270 
is free on Linux. If it's for OS/400 I think there is a free 
terminal for that too...

Also C code is pretty easy to port to from Unix/Linux so it 
might actually be easier to port than translate. (Going the 
other way is what's hard!)

However having translated it to Pyhon it should run pretty 
well on any platform...

Alan G.

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