[Oberon] Can ETHO be ported to ARM?

Peter Matthias PeterMatthias at web.de
Fri Nov 2 10:35:13 CET 2012

Am Donnerstag, 1. November 2012, 22:20:20 schrieb Michal Wallace:
> Second, if I'm not mistaken, Dr Wirth is currently revising the
> Project Oberon book
> to target his RISC processor, which is somewhat similar to ARM. He talks
> about it briefly in a video interview dated Jun 20, 2012:
>   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJIqHIYSDrk

Interesting interview. I hope the new books will be out soon. His RISC 
processor will be only for education purposes with 1MB RAM... 
> I would think that the best way to port the oberon system is to port
> the oberon *compiler*

Ther should be some compilers openly avaiable.

> ... and then replace the lowest level modules ( system, display, etc )
> with code targeted to
> the specific device.

Personally I would like to see an Oberon like system on the Raspberry Pi. I 
will check for a compiler. However, if I do it, it would be a fun project 
likely with some incompatibilities to current Oberon ( files behave like in 
Linux, Text based on UTF-8 or html, typesafe Fonts) and simpler implementation 
(no static linking). The real thing would be to have graphics output to the 
web browser.


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