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
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.