[Oberon] 30th anniversary of Oberon

rochus.keller at bluewin.ch rochus.keller at bluewin.ch
Fri Jan 3 23:47:39 CET 2020

@ Joerg Straube

Interesting point, thanks. 

>> Oberon 90 can be seen more „grown up“ and more distinguishable from Modula-2 ... The language refinement went on with Oberon-07.

This correlates with the presentation of the versions on Prof. Wirth's homepage (https://inf.ethz.ch/personal/wirth/Oberon/):

Oberon at a Glance 
Programming in Oberon (a Tutorial) 
The Programming Language Oberon (1990) 
The Programming Language Oberon-07 (Revised Oberon) 
Difference between Oberon-07 and Oberon 

@  Till Oliver Knoll

>> shouldn‘t we not celebrate Oberon 90‘s birthday in 2020?

That was my original question; but celebrating in 2020 would not fit the pattern; the last official anniversary was the 25th in 2011, apparently assuming the year of birth to be 1986 (what is somewhat difficult to understand after the facts now available).


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