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Keywords revisited
Author(s): Shui Hung Kwok; Richard W. Cohen
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Paper Abstract

Keywords, a concept that uses named parameters to access information from devices and instruments, originated in the early 1990s and is the foundation of the Keck Task Library, KTL. KTL uses different underlying communication schemes to provide a consistent API to a diversity of client applications. Increasing instrument complexity, the need to integrate multiple subsystems into a unified whole, and the demand for greater flexibility and productivity in the software development process, has prompted us to review the concept of keywords and its implementation. In this paper, we discuss the application of modern software methodology and communication protocols to enhance the Keck Task Library.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4845, Advanced Global Communications Technologies for Astronomy II, (27 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456606
Show Author Affiliations
Shui Hung Kwok, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)
Richard W. Cohen, W.M. Keck Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4845:
Advanced Global Communications Technologies for Astronomy II
Robert I. Kibrick, Editor(s)

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