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Project Oberon : The Design of an Operating System and Compiler

Niklaus Wirth, Jürg Gutknecht

Buy this book at Amazon.com or try Amazon.co.uk in England, Amazon.ca in Canada, Amazon.de in Germany, Amazon.fr in France, Amazon.it in Italy, Amazon.es in Spain. ASIN=0201544288, Category: Software Design, Language: E, cover: HC, pages: 560, year: 1993.

Presents the results of Project Oberon: an entire software environment for a modern workstation created by the authors during 1986-89. The primary goal of the project was to design and implement a system from scratch and to structure it in such a way that it could be described, explained, and understood as a whole, as is done in this volume. The preface contains information on how to obtain Oberon for free; there are implementations for PC (Windows, Linux), Mac, etc. The source code of the project and various implementation of the Oberon System and compilers is available from www.oberon.ethz.ch

Review © (1994-2004) by interesting-books-selector.com

Where else can you find a book which not only describes the design goals, software concepts, but also presents the complete source code of a compiler and an extensible operating system with graphical user interface, including advanced tools such as a text and graphis editor on 548 pages? The operating system, called Oberon is completely written in the programming language Oberon. So is the Oberon compiler. This book does not leave you with open questions. It does not contain any exercises and only five bibliographic references (to books and articles written by Gutknecht, Reiser and Wirth). A magnific masterpiece created by the masters themselves.