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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From DEC/SRC, Palo Alto, CA. "Modula-3 Report (revised)" Luca Cardelli et al.