[Oberon] An attempt at an Oberon family tree

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 20:42:34 CEST 2020

On Mon, 28 Sep 2020 at 12:45, Bernhard Treutwein <bernhard at wildwein.de> wrote:
> Hi Liam,
>  > Comments, suggestions, improvements, etc are actively solicited!
> although I am slightly puzzled by being forced to register befor being able
> to view the family tree ...

Sorry about that. Beyond my control -- this LucidChart tool is just
something free I found. Perhaps I will have to redo it in LibreOffice
or the like.

>  here is some feedback:

> Algol-60 and Algol-W are missing. Both are precursors of Pascal and both
> have
> entries in Wikipedia ...

Well, yes, but they were not Wirth projects, or at least not Wirth-led
or Wirth on his own. They are also very well-known,
widely-influential, and the ancestor of so many other languages from
Basic to C that to include all the offspring of Algol would include
almost every programming language there is except Lisp and Fortran.

That is why I chose to exclude them. Does that seem fair?

> I don't think that ActiveOberon is a descendant of Oberon-2

Primary source:

> it inherits
> from plain old Oberon, Object-Oberon and Oberon-XSC (this was a conjoined
> PhD project between University Karlsruhe and ETHZ; it also influenced
> Zonnon).

Hmm. This does reshape things a bit.

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