[Oberon] Active objects
felix.friedrich at inf.ethz.ch
Fri Dec 7 08:59:05 CET 2012
> I tried it! Everything I touched in it seemed to be broken, or
> half-done half-baked.
> The web browser was painfully slow, etc etc
> It a nice toy, IMHO, that`s it! that`s all!
you should not forget that A2, or AOS as it was called previously, was a
research OS in the first place. A2, running on Active Oberon, features
multi-threaded (multi-core / multi-processor) applications. The kernel
is as small as can be for a multi-core environment. No heavyweight
processes, only fast context switches etc.
Things have progressed meanwhile. A2 and Active Oberon (and the newest
programming model successor in use for software-hardware co-design
called "Active Cells" ) are in use now in both, education and industry.
You are right about the web-server. It is neither particularly fast, nor
is it maintained. I never use it.
I will neither try to defend A2 or Active Oberon here, nor will I try to
persuade anyone to using it. Enough things to do on the forefront and
too little time for service.
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