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27 November 2002 Keywords revisited
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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.
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Shui Hung Kwok and Richard W. Cohen "Keywords revisited", Proc. SPIE 4845, Advanced Global Communications Technologies for Astronomy II, (27 November 2002);


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