[Oberon] Unlimited Oberon System for any board
andreas_pirklbauer at yahoo.com
Fri May 8 13:12:05 CEST 2020
> 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.
For many apps, emulator performance is surely adequate.
However, I was not only thinking about performance, but also about availability and
longevity of a *simple* system. For example, RISC-V is the first “simple enough”
system in decades worth considering. It *both” simple *and* has early momentum
(if that continues, it’ll be around a decade from now).
PS: I started out with less than 1Mhz.. so I guess you were luckier.
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