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MarkMLl:
Here's another interesting paper I've just come across

"The design and implementation of modula for the Burroughs B1700 computer" https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/138340

That's one of very few references I've seen to Modula as distinct from Modula-2, and it highlights a number of interesting points e.g. preemptive processes rather than coroutines and a module structure much like that proposed by Brinch Hansen.

It's also one of few things that looks at the B1700 at a low level. That was an odd system with bit-addressable memory and 1-24 bit operands https://www.vintagecomputer.net/burroughs/B1700/Burroughs_B1700_Front-panel.jpg The hole in that photo should have a cassette (not cartridge) drive in it which was used as an instruction source during boot.

MarkMLl

POLKa:
Hello,

If you want to play with Oberon2 (I like it), not  really a cousin of Pascal, rather a nephew, I discovered recently an interesting blog entry explaining how to install easily a Oberon2 framewok emulating faithfully a Ceres workstation in a Raspberry Pi (and also on other flavors of Linux if you please).

Additionnaly, this implementation called Ofront has also a transpiler tool to generate automatically .c and .h files that tou may compile and link in Posix + X11 envirnments (I did not try this, i am only interested in the Ceres workstation emulation).   

https://rsdoiel.github.io/blog/2021/04/25/Ofront-on-Rasberry-Pi-OS.html

POLKa

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