[Oberon] Exporting pointers

Srinivas Nayak sinu.nayak2001 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 10:22:37 CET 2017

Dear Chris,

You are correct.
Many thanks for your valuable input.

Now I wonder, what is the true purpose behind 'exno'?

With thanks and best regards,

Yours sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak

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On 12/21/2017 12:50 PM, Chris Burrows wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Oberon [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of
>> Srinivas Nayak
>> Sent: Thursday, 21 December 2017 4:21 PM
>> To: ETH Oberon and related systems
>> Subject: [Oberon] Exporting pointers
>> Dear All,
>> Looks like the current RISC-5 Oberon7 compiler allows only RECORDs to
>> be exported, although language says a pointer type can also be
>> exported. I see export number only incremented in case of RECORD type
>> in ORP.Mod.
>> Kindly let me know if I am mistaken.
> There must be some misunderstanding. Look at the Project Oberon source code
> for examples. You shouldn't have to look very far - I counted about a couple
> of dozen exported pointer types in fifteen different modules. There are nine
> in Graphics.Mod alone.
> At the risk of stating the obvious, any other type (not just RECORDs or
> POINTERs TO RECORDs), can be exported as well.
> Regards,
> Chris Burrows
> CFB Software
> http://www.astrobe.com/RISC5
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