04858114 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 13 patents.

A technique for providing automatic modification of a computer application program adopts the program for compatibility with hardware different from that for which the program was originally written and tested. Upon initial loading of the application program, a search is made to determine the existence of a set of exception tables, external to the application program. If the exception tables are present, all code conversion tables within the application program relating to I/O operations are modified according to the set of exception tables. Plural sets of exception tables may be included with the ability of the operator to choose which set of exception tables will be used to modify the program, thereby allowing the operator to use a single program with a variety of different hardwawre configurations, assuring with each configuration that the intended characters and symbols are displayed and printed.

Title
Emulation system for automatically modifying I/O translation tables in programs designed to run on different types of computer
Application Number
757233
Publication Number
4858114
Application Date
December 11, 1987
Publication Date
August 15, 1989
Inventor
Susan D Stratton
Austin
TX, US
Ronald K Sheppard
Austin
TX, US
Virginia M Hoffman
Austin
TX, US
Raymond Hernandez
Austin
TX, US
Allen W Heath
Cedar Park
TX, US
Agent
Douglas H Lefeve
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
G06F 5/00
G06F 3/023
G06F 3/00
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