[Oberon] Current release Oberon support for ODBC

Bob Walkden bob at web-options.com
Thu Dec 11 00:20:23 CET 2003


have you looked at Component Pascal (CP) from Oberon microsystems?
(www.oberon.ch). It includes support for ODBC and ODBC3 in (an
extension of) the Oberon-2 language, and does it in a particularly
elegant way, in my opinion, using their metaprogramming facilities.

It's quite possible to write software which is entirely source-code
compatible between Blackbox/CP and Native Oberon (I have done so to a
small degree). You can get the best of both worlds.

Bob Walkden

Wednesday, December 10, 2003, 10:34:05 PM, you wrote:

> In the past Oberon came with a set of modules which allowed access to
> Windows ODBC drivers and hence Access, SQL Server etc databases. This
> support now seems to have been dropped.

> I am trying to get my college and the computing department interested in
> using Oberon as the main teaching language for A-Level Computing and the
> BTEC National course, but will find this difficult to do without
> external database support. We originally taught Pascal as our first
> language, then moved on to Visual Basic, but have now standardised on
> Visual Basic throughout the two year course. It is becoming obvious that
> despite our best attempts students are not understanding the basic ideas
> as well as they did when using Pascal, and only this week an ex-student
> confirmed this for us (she is now studying Computing at Oxford and tells
> us that next year they will study Oberon!).

> Has anyone managed to get the original ODBC modules working with
> WinAOSOberon? I have started trying to get them compiled (and then
> running) but it is slow progress.

> John Stout

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