[Oberon] Re. Platform independent IDE? & spurious formats
Douglas G. Danforth
danforth at greenwoodfarm.com
Fri Oct 17 22:44:12 MEST 2008
On how many different operating systems does N-O work?
(I use the words "operating systems" because I am not really
interested in the hardware and strongly wish to avoid any
bit string manipulation to configure the system to a specific
hardware platform. Those settings should be "preset" for
each platform/operating system mix that is supported)
Chris Glur wrote:
> Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 16:09:12 -0700
> "Douglas G. Danforth" <danforth at greenwoodfarm.com>
> User-Agent: Thunderbird 18.104.22.168 (Windows/20080914)
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> was asking some interesting question/s.
> I only decode-read the first:
>> (1) Does a cross platform IDE (Integerated Development Environment)
>> exist for Oberon?
> Because I resent having to decode eg:
> } .....<br>
> } (I know
> Since I wrote in my previous post how I value N-O's ability to
> mult-colour-mark text, perhaps some people find html/mime
> email valuable ?
> Re. IDE, one should perhaps formally define the expected components ?
> ? all module-files grouped together & easily accessible
> ? minimum effort compile-edit-run cycling
> ? perhaps debugging facilities
> N-O has hex-view/edit of files
> & decodeX86 seems interesting but buggy [my 2001 version] & not
> The Trap and 'find error position (select PC line in Trap viewer)'
> facilities are excellent, but perhaps only available for X86 machines.
> I used to wonder why N-O's development environment was, for me,
> inferior to DOS-Turbo-Pascal's. Now I realise it's because N-O
> program development is integrated into the "universe" ! Not just
> restricted to compile-edit-run cycling.
> Eg. it has easy access to email, ftp, http ...google, DOS, MAC, Unix
> formatting ...etc which are all potentially part of the development
> So for a narrow/restricted Jonny-in-the-work-cubible view,
> DOS-Turbo-Pascal's IDE was more productive. But for development
> on a higher level eg. investigating what algorithms to use, N-O is
> == Chris Glur.
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