Building a native x86-64 compiler for BlackBox Component Builder
So, the goal of this project is to produce a native x86-64 compiler for the BlackBox Component Builder.
* identity: the Component Pascal language is awesome; it has to be preserved “AS IS”, without any changes
* continuity: we are pretty happy with the existing CP2 compiler, so we are building on it’s foundation.
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Anton Dmitriev adimetrius @ gmail.com Антон Дмитриев
Ivan Denisov firstname.lastname@example.org Иван Денисов
William Herschel is the British astronomer (as well as musician) who discovered Oberon, a satellite of Uranus. The space probe Voyager 2 was passing Oberon in January of 1986 and made several photographs of it. Around that time, Nicklaus Wirth was developing the programming language and operating system; he was impressed with the engineering success behind Voyager 2 and called the language and the system afther the satellite. In 1996, a successor of Oberon was called Component Pascal. It is the language we love, use and aim to translate.
William Herschel saw beyond his contemporaries; he did so in part because he was using his own hand-made tools - telescopes with his own hand-made mirrors. They say he would sometimes work on polishing a mirror for as long as 16 hours. So, as you can see, tools matter - that’s why we use Component Pascal.
The emblem of our project is a schematic reminder of William Herschel’s telescope: