[Oberon] Oberon 2 on RISC5
andreas_pirklbauer at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 8 09:19:30 CET 2018
> > Another reason is the desire to make the Oberon-2 compiler implement
> > a superset of Revised Oberon (Oberon-07) - not the original Oberon
> > language as defined in the 1988/1990.
> So the so-called "planned Oberon-2 compiler" is, by definition,
> *not* an Oberon-2 compiler?
Since it is derived from Oberon-07, its syntax will indeed be slightly different
from the official Oberon-2 spec. Of course, this will only add to the confusion
among users, as there is now yet another language variant to deal with.
It would be straightforward to provide a variant compliant with official spec.
But this may be seen as a step backwards by some. On the upside though,
it will allow legacy Oberon-2 programs to be compiled as is.
It’s only a question of what one wants to build..
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