[Oberon] Re: Oberon Digest, Vol 30, Issue 24
jan at verhoeven272.nl
Wed Mar 29 18:38:01 CEST 2006
> Since then I've decided to complicate my life further and switch to
> Linux, which I have no experience with.
Your life is getting easier. As long as you choose a good flavour...
> I would appreciate some input on what YOU would do in this situation.
I am still very fond of Modula-2. With DOS / Windows I use FST. With Linux
I use Mocka. Both are free of charge and there's an awful lot of examples
and sourcecode available.
If going for Oberon, consider the OO2C compiler which translates Oberon-2
to C. With one line of extra commands, you can have gcc produce a good
executable from that C source. OO2C is available on Sourceforge.
XDS used to be a combination system: Oberon AND Modula-2 for Linux AND
Windows. But it is not further developed (like Mocka). But it is free to
> Which system do YOU think has the best chance of becoming a standard.
Anything starting with the letter 'C'.
> I would like to try Native Oberon, but, as I mentioned before, I had a
> lot of trouble figuring out how to do anything with it.
NO is nice for playing or for study. Period. It cannot be compared to Linux
> I needed to know how to save a file that I had created.
That can be a problem now and then, I know out of my own experience.
> I have some experience with computers and programming, but I would be
> trying to use a programming language new to me with an operating system
> new to me. I would appreciate your hearing your thoughts.
Linux is built around C, but you can still do a lot with Modula-2 and hence
also with Oberon, as long as you are able to find a suitable compiler.
I think the OO2C translator would have the best chances. It translates to C
so it can be recompiled on many other target systems. In fact, one could
see the intermediate C sourcecode as what P-code was for Pascal.
But then, I am biased.
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