[Oberon] Importing string constants in PO

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On 2/20/18, Peter Matthias <PeterMatthias at web.de> wrote:
> Am 19.02.2018 um 21:40 schrieb Andreas Pirklbauer:
>>    > Importing string constants does not work in PO.
>>  > Strings from same module are shown.
>> It’s a know issue in PO2013. When a module M exporting
>> a string s is imported by another module N, an object
>> for the imported string M.s is created in the symbol
>> table of N, with the string position (strx) of s
>> within module M (!) is stored in the field obj.val
>> of the generated object.
>> However, when during compilation of the importing
>> module N string M.s is referenced, a string item
>> will by created via ORB.MakeStringItem which copies
>> the string buffer from ORS.str (i.e. the strings of
>> the importing module N = the module currently being
>> compiled), but using the string position of the
>> *imported* module.
>> That’s the bug. And the reason why you are
>> seeing the strings from the importing module.
>> The fix would be to make string constants aware
>> of modules. Both require rewriting the compiler.
>> Method #1 would be to include the actual strings
>> in the symbol files (and not just their string
>> position). However, this would change the
>> format of the symbol file.
>> Method #2 would be to change the code generated
>> for expressions containing imported strings,
>> such that they reference external strings
>> constants via the SB of the imported module.
> Thanks for clarification. Although I think ORG.Mod should be updated to
> give an error when importing string constants, like I will do in my ORGx.Mod
> Peter
> Peter
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