[Oberon] Clarifying type compatibility in Oberon-07

Andreas Pirklbauer andreas_pirklbauer at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 8 07:12:01 CEST 2017

> On Sun Oct 8 02:26:53 CEST 2017 Chris Burrows wrote:
> If the programmer has chosen to use anonymous arrays it might well be reasonable to assume
> he is not concerned about name equivalence so why should he be inconvenienced but prohibiting
> assignments? Surely not just because it conflicts with somebody else's personal taste?

It all boils to the question of whether we view the text “ARRAY 10 OF INTEGER” in an anonymous array declaration as

  a) a name in its own right
  b) a name with a parameter 10
  c) not a name (anonymous entity)

Different programmers will have different points of views on this.


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