[Oberon] Unlimited Oberon System for any board

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Fri May 8 12:02:32 CEST 2020

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> From: Oberon [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of
> Andreas Pirklbauer
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> Subject: [Oberon] Unlimited Oberon System for any board
>     > However, to fully exploit and extend its capabilities it is
> necessary
>     > to have real FPGA hardware available to run it on. I'm currently
>     > working hard to try and make that happen.
> I totally second that. I would only add  real FPGA hardware .. or
> hardware  (doesn t necessarily have to be an FPGA running the the Wirth
> RISC5).

Just out of curiosity. What added value would running it on hardware, as opposed to running it on one of the emulators, give you? 

Improved performance is the only thing I can think of. Performance was a major problem with the 1970's equivalent of Project Oberon (i.e. the UCSD p-System) but that was in the days of 8 MHz (if, like me, you were lucky) CPU's and floppy disk-based filesystems. 

Emulator performance is Hardly an issue today with multi-core multi GHz CPUs and SSD filesystems.   

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