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Meaning of SRC MODULA-3

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compiler(->C), run-time, library, documentation

The goal of Modula-3 is to be as simple and safe as it

        can be while meeting the needs of modern systems
        programmers.  Instead of exploring new features, we
        studied the features of the Modula family of languages
        that have proven themselves in practice and tried to
        simplify them into a harmonious language.  We found
        that most of the successful features were aimed at one
        of two main goals: greater robustness, and a simpler,
        more systematic type system.  Modula-3 retains one of
        Modula-2's most successful features, the provision for
        explicit interfaces between modules.  It adds objects
        and classes, exception handling, garbage collection,
        lightweight processes (or threads), and the isolation
        of unsafe features.

conformance: implements the language defined in SPwM3.

ports: i386/AIX 68020/DomainOS Acorn/RISCiX MIPS/Ultrix 68020/HP-UX RS/6000/AIX IBMRT/4.3 68000/NEXTSTEP i860/SVR4 SPARC/SunOS 68020/SunOS sun386/SunOS Multimax/4.3 VAX/Ultrix

Mailing list: comp.lang.modula3

E-mail: Bill Kalsow <kalsow@src.dec.com>

From DEC/SRC, Palo Alto, CA. "Modula-3 Report (revised)" Luca Cardelli et al.