[Oberon] Module contexts in Original Oberon 2013

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Tue May 8 17:06:55 CEST 2018

From:	Andreas Pirklbauer <andreas_pirklbauer at yahoo.com>
Date:	Tue, 8 May 2018 04:39:32 +0200
> OTOH, I may not be familiar with some other use
> cases that might exist on other systems currently
> being used. Any input from A2 users?

What happened to Wirth's early principle of de-emphasizing files in 
favour of text or data in memory?  When a distinction is in a file 
name and not in the contained source text, the principle is ignored?

In "Proposal for Modules Contexts", 2.1 Language extensions, Friedrich 
and Negele wrote "... classifications based on ... different 
source-code file names are not sufficient."  Whereas Joerg wrote "... 
without contexts you still have the possibility to group your files by 
prefixing them (just without dot)." and "... use the existing alias 
method for IMPORT."  The two claims are contradictory?

Thanks,                               ... Lyall E.
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