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packetC Programming by Dwight Mulcahy, Ralph Duncan, Peder Jungck

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C H A P T E R  2

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Introduction to the packetC Language

packetC Language Design Considerations

The primary objective in the packetC design is to define a language that will allow software developers to use familiar, high-level language constructs to express coding solutions for packet processing applications for general purpose, and for CloudShield-enabled platforms in particular.

While C provided widespread familiarity of syntax, the underlying emphases of C and packetC as programming languages are different. The following differences weighed heavily upon the design considerations of packetC:

  • C is a general-purpose language, while packetC is ...

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