The term for a system or object describing the fact that communication is as easy as possible for it.

Since communication involves marshalling (aka serializing), portability for an object means that on the systems it's relevant to, that its semantics and their changes can be reliably (which means it's transparent at some level) serialized without loss or distortion. Portability for a system then is just the portability for all of its objects.

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