[Oberon] Modula2 vs Oberon IMPORT
Douglas G. Danforth
danforth at greenwoodfarm.com
Sat Jan 8 07:36:45 CET 2011
> Happy New Year Everybody!
> I see that in Modula only the required procedures are IMPORTed, like:
> FROM STextIO IMPORT WriteString, WriteLn;
> Conversely, in Oberon, the whole Module has to be IMPORTed in order to
> get to use the equivalent procedures.
> It would seem to me that Oberon "programs" would be that much more
> "bloated" with unnecessary code. Am I correct in this conclusion? Is
> there a way to selectively IMPORT procedures in Oberon? It doesn't
> appear to me to be possible.
The question is whether Modula really only imported the code for the
OR imported the whole module (loaded it into memory) but only made
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