[Oberon] [EXT] Re: A new dialect? Oberon+ (OBX)
chuck at kuracali.com
Thu Jul 29 19:51:59 CEST 2021
Historically I see a number of derivatives of Oberon referencing Oberon in
Oberon-2 from Wirth and Mössenböck but also Object Oberon and Active Oberon
extend the language with additional concepts.
I imagine it should be clear that a derivative language includes changes
from the original language and those changes can be bad. Or good!
I understand the reluctance to grant legitimacy to changes not endorsed by
Professor Wirth himself. In addition, I believe that historically there has
been an aversion to permit profit being made from the name "Oberon" in the
context of computer languages and that has induced some name changes. I
could be wrong about that though, not knowing any of the details.
I would be one of those people introducing an Oberon-<something> as there
are some concepts that I think map simply on to the clean substrate of
Oberon. I do appreciate that, even if the consensus is that I can't call it
Oberon-<something> I can still use the strong foundation of source code
Wirth and Gutknecht have open-sourced.
It would be nice to learn that Oberon language extensions I wanted to share
with others could be called Oberon-<something> when the substrate language
is still Oberon.
On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 9:24 AM Skulski, Wojciech <skulski at pas.rochester.edu>
> >> He sees no real problems being raised means that he will keep the name
> Oberon for that language?
> >That's right, as far as I can tell.
> Was the Oberon name not copyrighted by ETH?
> Oberon at lists.inf.ethz.ch mailing list for ETH Oberon and related systems
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