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The design of the programming language Oberon was led by the quote by Albert Einstein: 'make it as simple as possible, but not simpler'. The objective of this paper is to analyze some design solutions and propose alternatives which could both simplify and strengthen the language without making it simpler than possible. The paper introduces one general concept, the module type, which can be used to represent records, modules, and eventually procedures. Type extension is redefined in terms of component nesting and incomplete designators. As a result, type extension supports multiple inheritance.

ISBN

978-3-540-57840-6

Publication Date

1994

Publisher

Springer

City

Berlin

Keywords

programming languages, Oberon, simplicity, module types, type extension, component nesting, incomplete designators, multiple inheritance

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Programming Languages and Compilers

Comments

The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-57840-4.

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Is Oberon as Simple as Possible?

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