2001 FREENIX Track Technical Program - Abstract
A Practical Scripting Environment for Mobile Devices
Brian Ward, The University of Chicago
Software development for small mobile devices concentrates on
cross-compiling C into platform-specific object code. Each platform has its
own idiosyncrasies in setting up an application, memory management, display
management, and so on. We present a new programming approach based on
dynamic content generation that simplifies development of common
applications for mobile devices.
This paper introduces new software development tools intended for mobile
devices; our approach utilizes a compiler and a multiplatform runtime
In the text, we first note a few
problems in mobile code development, then briefly analyze a typical mobile
application. From this, we draw a similarity to a familiar programming
model, and formulate what we would like to borrow from that and apply to
mobile code development.
Finally, we present the current status of the project and its future plans.
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