[Oberon] Re (2): Class Methods Vs. Procedure variables in Records

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Sun Jul 2 17:44:57 CEST 2017

From:	Andreas Pirklbauer <andreas_pirklbauer at yahoo.com>
Date:	Sun, 2 Jul 2017 13:09:01 +0000
> I wrote it on the go, while waiting for a plane, so I'm not sure its 
> language is refined enough to qualify for an essay :-) 

Well, it turned out rather clear and helpful.

> I have not checked, but how does one upload something to the Wikibook? 

Better from the mouth of the horse than from a poor restatement by me.
Open https://en.wikibooks.org/ .
In the left margin click on Help.
There click on Contributing.
Also, Editing.

Incidentally, if you write something which you don't want changed, it 
can be protected.

> Who maintains it? 

Anyone willing to help.  We 7 x 10^9 humans on this little planet 
must rely on ourselves.

FWIIW, I started this Oberon book but consider myself a custodian, analogous 
to a janitor in a school.  The janitor doesn't teach the classes.  Just tries to 
keep the facilities reasonably clean and tidy.

> What is its goal?

I continue to use PC Native O. and UnixAos, Oberon as workstations and am 
dismayed that many small bugs and oddities are not fixed in a public archive 
or distribution.  Each user must repair the same faulty bearings & loose bolts 
in a new car.  =8~(

As mentioned to Bernhard, many or most of us are past middle age and none 
will live forever.  I'm concerned that without some broadly accepted records, 
Oberon will be forgotten after a generation.

So the wikibook might address some concerns.

> I'll probably just create a pdf version, together with the source, and leav=
> e it to others to publish the text on a platform of their choosing.

Good, although inserting directly to the book might be easier than creating  
a PDF.

From:	"Skulski, Wojciech" <skulski at pas.rochester.edu>
Date:	Sun, 2 Jul 2017 13:38:03 +0000
> Somehow I do not like the wiki.

You and Joerg express similar sentiments.  I know the 
wikibook is not ideal.  What is better? 

Regards,           ... Lyall E.


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