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A2OS reviews and mentions

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  • Oberon: The tiniest but richest FOSS HLL and OS you've never heard of
    10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Aug 2022
    Because of pjmlp's hint I just looked into the repositories https://github.com/btreut/a2 and https://github.com/metacore/A2OS, but didn't find a coroutines module. I'm aware that Active Oberon (Patrik Reali, 2004) includes concurrency, but this is a different language than the one used for System 3.
  • Project Oberon
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Feb 2022
    The Oberon channel has several videos of Oberon in action,


    While Oberon was quite cool, people should also learn about its Xerox influence,

    "Eric Bier Demonstrates Cedar"


    Also dive into what happened afterwards, Oberon-2, Active Oberon, Zonnon,...

    Active Oberon could be considered quite modern, also makes the distinction between safe and unsafe pointers, which improves the experience for low level coding.


    One of the best things about these systems is proving what systems programming with automatic memory management were capable of.

    Given Oberon-2's influence on Go, maybe improving Fyne (https://fyne.io/fynedesk/) with something like gRPC for the dynamic experience, could be a possible sucessor.

  • Leveraging the Go Type System
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Feb 2021
    A couple, you can start here to see how the Active Oberon based OS looked like,


    Some links are broken now, because ETHZ no longer hosts the A2 site, however you can get the latest language report at http://cas.inf.ethz.ch/boards/2/topics/1

    And the source code and old documents for the original A2 OS at github, https://github.com/metacore/A2OS

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