[Oberon] Project Oberon: New Edition

Jan Verhoeven jan at verhoeven272.nl
Sun Dec 22 00:08:15 CET 2013

As Bernhard points out: the xmas13 edition of the book is just an 
ongoing project. A sneak preview.

Instead of complaining about missing sections and missing FPGA codes, it 
would be more of a challenge to rewrite the lowlevel part of the source 
in (sorry) gcc or Python so that the new Oberon could be ported to 
proven hardware.

On a 64 bit machine, two integer datatypes will suffice: CHAR (8 bit) 
and INTEGER (64 bit). Same for (LONG)REAL. Modern processors are so 
complex that there is no need for intermediate datatypes.

Mr Niemann (also on this list) is working on an Oberon to C translator. 
Perhaps he would be pleased to get some support.

Prof Wirth is showing us his framework. We should build on that, not 
copy it.

A good start would be to port Native Oberon to gcc but the sources of NO 
are very hard to get.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Jan Verhoeven

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