[Oberon] a module a page (keeps the mind sane)?

Frans-Pieter Vonck fp at vonck.nl
Mon Nov 5 21:35:35 CET 2018

> One page concept can also be seen in Forth
Forth. One line of Forth is already mind-boggling, let alone a full 

Tomas Kral schreef op 2018-11-03 17:10:
>> I was a COBOL programmer and we did not have terminals or such
>> luxuries. Instead we wrote our code in pencil on coding sheets
>> (paper), submitted it to the data prep women (always women) and a few
>> days later received the sheets back with a paper tape
> That reminds me of my early attempts with programming, FORTRAN '77,
> punch cards, we also had punch tapes. Cards had little advantage as
> they had code printed at the top. No terminals, system typing
> machine, resembling a type writer.
> Also women were called admins at that time, nowadays admins have
> different meaning and not always women :-)
> One page concept can also be seen in Forth
> language, sort of. I had toyed with years ago, never mastered
> though, the code, text is split into 512 block entities, fixed. Each
> block doing something useful on its own, is also mapped directly to
> underlying persistent media physical blocks.

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