[Oberon] Interfacing with Foreign Systems

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri May 1 18:18:31 CEST 2020

On Fri, 1 May 2020 at 01:44, Paul Reed <paulreed at paddedcell.com> wrote:
> Hi Liam,
> Our effort was not to emulate the original hardware, but rather to get
> Oberon running on simple, modern, cleanly-designed hardware.  Since none
> could be found, Prof. Wirth adapted his own (previously virtual) RISC
> processor, using an FPGA as a means to that end.
> At the same time, every opportunity was taken to simplify and clarify,
> and get rid of quirks from older days.  For example, it's now an entire
> system built from the ground up in a clear and obvious high-level
> language - no assembler any more.

Aha! OK, I think I understand better now.

But may I ask:

Wouldn't a Rasπ port achieve much the same thing?

ARM is a fairly clean instruction set. The Rasπ design is quite
simple. And it's £25 and there are literally millions of them out

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