[Oberon] Can ETHO be ported to ARM?

Peter Matthias PeterMatthias at web.de
Fri Nov 2 14:56:22 CET 2012

Am Freitag, 2. November 2012, 06:00:57 schrieb Michal Wallace:

> Hi Peter,
> Some of these ideas overlap with my own interest in Oberon.
> Especially the "output to web browser" part. :)
> My current interest involves porting oberon to a simple
> virtual machine that is itself ultra-portable :
>    http://retroforth.org/docs/The_Ngaro_Virtual_Machine.html
> As it happens, ngaro already runs on arm, avr ( arduino ), and
> pic32, and has implementations in somewhere around ten or
> twelve different languages. ( Not oberon, yet, but I have just
> finished up a port to freepascal. ) Ngaro also runs in a
> browser, so maybe it can provide a stepping stone to other,
> native implementations. ( It has some limitations, like lack of
> floating point support, for example... But that's what makes it
> so easy to port... )

Interesting VM. Likely also in the sense of NW. The difficult thing is the 
compiler. There are ARM compilers around.

> I'm curious what you mean by typesafe fonts. :)

The fonts give an address of the bitmap to the display driver. This should be 
a position inside the bitmap.


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