[Oberon] Oberon compiler futures

Peter Matthias PeterMatthias at web.de
Sun Dec 23 10:09:20 CET 2012

Am Sonntag, 23. Dezember 2012, 12:27:53 schrieb Srinivas Nayak:
> Dear All,
> Is it not possible to call C APIs from Oberon?
> I mean, somehow interfacing to C libraries?
> I have no knowledge if it is doable or not, just got an idea!

In theory Oberon compilers couls have the same ABI like there c counterparts, 
however, the compilers I know (native X86 and native ARM) use a different ABI. 
For X86 Oberon, I think wrapper procedures could be written. 

My opinion on this topic:
There are only 2 CPU architectures (ARM and X86) left in the market with 5 
instruction sets (ARM Thumb, ARM, AA64, x86 and X64). While I would like to 
see all these instruction sets supported, at least both architectures have 
Oberon compilers. And I would like to see to go back to the roots (i.e. 
systems without threads, but data and interfaces compatible with the rest of 
the world).


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