[Oberon] Texts; was "Re (2): byte vs. octet."

Treutwein Bernhard Bernhard.Treutwein at Verwaltung.Uni-Muenchen.DE
Mon Apr 30 09:56:51 CEST 2018

>> In the last year or two someone wrote to the effect: one of the
>> reasons Oberon never caught widespread attention and use is the Text
>> rather than simple ASCII text.
>I don’t think this is the reason. If you look at a MS Word document, it’s more
>than ASCII as well, but it's VERY widely spread.

may be it was personal communication with me, I personally think that it
was the combination of an unusual user interface and the problem that
the documentation was mainly available in Oberon Text format. It means
that you have to master the user interface to have access to the docu, which
explains you how to use it. It was not a problem, when you could ask your
collegue sitting beside you in the computer lab, but it is a problem if you
want to do it by your own ...

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