[Oberon] Just Starting With Oberon2
jmdrake_98 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 27 19:01:14 CEST 2006
--- chris at cfbsoftware.com wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch
> > [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On
> Behalf Of John Drake
> > Sent: Monday, 27 March 2006 10:39 AM
> > To: ETH Oberon and related systems
> > Subject: RE: [Oberon] Just Starting With Oberon2
> > Chris, I'm fairly certain that Zonnon isn't a
> > superset syntactically of Oberon-1 let alone
> > Oberon-2. For instance the Zonnon language
> > report doesn't include the POINTER keyword.
> > In one way that's not important because you
> > can do everything you need without explicitly
> > having a pointer keyword. So semantically
> > it's a superset. But you can't take any
> > generic Oberon-1 program and expect it to
> > compile under Zonnon unchanged. The original
> > name of the project was Lighting Oberon.
> > I believe the name was changed after it
> > was no longer a proper syntactic superset
> > of Oberon-1.
> Oops, yes you are quite right! Sorry if I misled
> Chris Burrows
Oh, that's ok. I'm glad you brought it up, as
I had forgotten about the Zonnon project.
I seem to recall someone had experimented with
combining code from Zonnon and the .NET
Component Pascal compiler.
John M. Drake
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