Is Oberon really "a better Pascal"?

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Published on 2010-11-16T08:02:58Z Indexed on 2012/09/06 9:49 UTC
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Reading Niklaus Wirth, one can notice that despite some popularity of Pascal, he is not glad that Oberon (as a "polished" successor of Pascal and Modula) didn't get much popularity. I never did anything in Oberon, but reading the page Oberon For Pascal Developers I really did not like many of the changes as a Delphi/pascal developer, for example

  • forcing the reserved words to be always uppercase
  • making the language case-sensitive
  • getting rid of enumeration types

What do you think about Oberon, is it really "a better Pascal" from your point of view?

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