[Oberon] Oberon genealogy.

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Mon Jan 18 20:53:56 CET 2021

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oberon [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of
> Skulski, Wojciech
> Sent: Tuesday, 19 January 2021 2:28 AM
> To: ETH Oberon and related systems
> Subject: Re: [Oberon] [EXT] Re: Oberon genealogy.
> August:
> >I could be wrong but I have the impression that Oberon-2 is mostly
> >Hanspeter Mössenböck's invention although Niklaus Wirth is one of
> the
> >authors of the language report.
> The book "OOP in Oberon-2" was HMB "habilitation", whatever it means.

According to Wikipedia:

"Habilitation is a qualification required in order to conduct self-contained
university teaching, and to obtain a professorship in many European


> But why should it matter who wrote the book?

It would matter if it was being proposed as evidence to accurately determine
the name(s) of designers / inventors to assign to a design / invention in a
historical document e.g. the Oberon Genealogy chart

Chris Burrows
CFB Software

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