[Oberon] 30th anniversary of Oberon

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Sat Jan 4 05:55:52 CET 2020

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> From: Oberon [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of
> rochus.keller at bluewin.ch
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> Subject: Re: [Oberon] 30th anniversary of Oberon
> That was my original question; but celebrating in 2020 would not fit
> the pattern; the last official anniversary was the 25th in 2011,
> apparently assuming the year of birth to be 1986 (what is somewhat
> difficult to understand after the facts now available).

2011 wasn't the birthday of the Oberon language (report / compiler / implementation / whatever) - it was the anniversary of the start of Project Oberon.

"Programming was started in early 1986, and a first version of the system was released in the fall of 1988". (Project Oberon - The Design of an Operating System and Compiler)

Chris Burrows

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