[Oberon] Re (2): RISC / Can ETHO be ported to ARM?

peasthope at shaw.ca peasthope at shaw.ca
Fri Nov 2 16:35:05 CET 2012

From:	Paul Reed <paulreed at paddedcell.com>
Date:	Fri, 2 Nov 2012 13:29:15 +0000
> BTW anyone who thinks that 1MB is not a lot of memory probably doesn't
> belong on this list ;-)  Also you might upset many embedded programmers,
> who still *dream* of having 1MB RAM! :)

... So is there any reason not to use F-RAM?
As discussed some months back, almost instantaneous startup and 
absence of the ongoing need for Store are obvious benefits.  

Persistent memory is the last ingredient in Wirth's vision of 
escape from the old hegemony of the filesystem.  Read or edit a 
text in persistent memory with no "file" involved; aside from 
legacy data access of course.

That's how a book works(*).  You pick up a book, open it and read.  
No need to wait for "boot up".  When finished with the current 
reading, just close the book with no need for Store.  A computer 
should be the same with the additional capabilities of editing 
and calculating.

Regards,             ... Peter E.

* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFAWR6hzZek

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