[Oberon] Real-time multitasking using interrupt handlers

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Mon Oct 6 02:15:51 CEST 2014

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> From: eas lab [mailto:lab.eas at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, 6 October 2014 9:35 AM
> To: chris at cfbsoftware.com; ETH Oberon and related systems
> Subject: Re: [Oberon] Real-time multitasking using interrupt handlers
> I'm a bit snowed-under with problems as S.Africa degenerates to 4th-world
> conditions, and have difficulty web-searching; but what does the hardware
> cost.
> eg. the facilities/price menu.

A list of links to detailed information about development boards and approximate prices are here:


> Looking at the big-picture, why would one want to 'Astrobe'?
> * Oberon is a nice [good effort to result ratio] language.
> * ARM has good: support, cost, power-consumption, versatility.

Yes. I gave a presentation on the subject at Oberon Day 2011 at ETH Zurich. For additional answers to your question you can download a PDF copy of the presentation from here:


or watch the video here:


> What about facilities to go-down to asm; which is obviously needed?

Wrong assumption - there is no obvious need for asm at all . One of ARM's promotional points for the Cortex-M range of microcontrollers is that no assembler is required and that all development can be done in C. Whatever can be done in C can be done just as well (or better) in Oberon. 


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