[Oberon] There are considerable differences between Lola-1 and Lola-2; are you aware of that?
paulreed at paddedcell.com
Sat Mar 16 13:33:16 CET 2019
> My initial question concerned Lola-2
Right, that was what I was mainly talking about, except the general
observation that it evolved as an educational language, and when I
specifically referred by a link to the prior Lola-1 work at ETH. So I
don't think there was confusion in our conversation; I'm just clarifying
By the way, I've often heard Wirth's languages referred to as
"educational" in a pejorative way, as if they are somehow not fit for
production purposes. But I mean they serve a good purpose in education,
not hiding details, keeping concepts clear, being able to reason about
code, etc., which exactly makes them good for production too (and rare).
> Do you happen to have a C or C++ version of the Lola-2 compiler?
> non-standard data types (LONGINT).
This is a synonym for (32-bit) INTEGER in Oberon-07. In original
Oberon, INTEGER was 16-bit and LONGINT was 32-bit. Leaving LONGINT in
the language helps with maintaining source code across both versions
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