[Oberon] Modula2 vs Oberon IMPORT
dukeofperl at ml1.net
Sat Jan 8 21:14:35 CET 2011
On Sat, 8 Jan 2011, Aubrey.McIntosh at Alumni.UTexas.Net wrote:
> There are Oberon systems that are programmed in Oberon, the
> language, that run on Linux.
I have LNO running on my Xubuntu box. I don't use it much! Also tried A2.
> When running the Oberon system, you have access to a complete system +
> language by the same design.
> In this system, I can write a module that does some calculation and
> writes formatted text. It would import a module Texts. The other
> parts of the system would also import Texts. This code is shared, and
> it is loaded on demand.
i assumed that the Oberon OS _was_ smart enough to figure out if a
Module being requested by some app. is already loaded and ready to
> In actual practice, the code is fast and small. More importantly, the
> code that you write is transparently what the compiler produces. If
> you find a module that has one set of code that is not often called
> when another set is called, you can re-factor the source so that there
> are two modules, and only import the one that you want.
> This is a much bigger burden on the code designer/author. But the
> benefits are enormous, even to that same author in the future when
> maintaining code.
Thanks for the input!
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