Talk:Seed7

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Old Seed7 article[edit]

There was an old Seed7 article. The old article was deleted in 2006. Since the deletion new sources describing Seed7 have been published:

There were two discussions about the 2006 removal:

There are also peer reviewed documents from Dr. Mertes:

The new evidence was used in a deletion review, which comes to the conclusion:

Creation of a new article based on these sources is entirely acceptable

Hans Bauer (talk) 16:46, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Neutrality[edit]

I've removed parts of this article that read to me as advertisement-like, particularly the Portability section (portability is not a unique feature, and should be better defined in something like the linked Software portability article) and the Project Size section ("man years" as described was a very loose measurement, and project size should probably be in History, if it is to be mentioned at all). Additionally, a couple of claims seemed like original research (beginning with "Therefore...", no citations). 216.230.239.207 (talk) 15:35, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Your arguments sound like the ones from a veteran Wikipedia contributor. Interesting that you (216.230.239.207) did just two edits and both are related to Seed7. Hans Bauer (talk) 13:50, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Portability[edit]

There are different levels of portability (e.g. binary and source portability). There are also different levels of source portability. When porting a C++ program from Windows to Linux many functions dealing with the OS (e.g. code which reads directory contents) must be rewritten. Seed7 avoids most of this OS adjustments, because its library also covers things that C++ leaves to the OS library. This level of portability should be pointed out in the article. Hans Bauer (talk) 13:50, 26 November 2012 (UTC)