[Oberon] Status of NW Sources to Oberon

volkert at nivoba.de volkert at nivoba.de
Sun Apr 6 19:33:33 CEST 2014

Am 06.04.2014 18:11, schrieb Paul Onyschuk:
> On Sun, 6 Apr 2014 16:56:13 +0200
> "volkert at nivoba.de" <volkert at nivoba.de> wrote:
>> i quickly scanned through the sources found on NW's Homepage
>> (http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/wirth/ProjectOberon/index.html). Are
>> these really the latest sources of the Project Oberon-System, used in
>> FPGA-Oberon or the "RISC.img"? I found several Modules, where f.e.
>> LONGINT is used. Looks not like Oberon-7 to me.
> According to "Oberon at Glance" paper, LONGINT may be synonym to INTEGER
> and LONGREAL synonym to REAL.  Paper "An Oberon Compiler for the ARM
> Processor" has a note about an exercise in text editing, when it comes
> to replacing SHORTINT and LONGINT with INTEGER.
> Guess it was faster to remove SHORTINT, since it wasn't used in so
> many places and provide synonym for LONGINT to INTEGER for time
> being.  Hence occurrences of LONGINT in revised Project Oberon.
Ah, i see. I found the notes in the  "Oberon at Glance" papers and 
tested it ;-)
The compiler accept the synonyms LONGREAL and LONGINT.


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