[Oberon] Re (2): Re (2): Links for the Oberon-2 report.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Tue Jul 28 16:42:16 CEST 2020

From:	=?UTF-8?B?SsO2cmc=?= <joerg.straube at ...ch>
Date:	Tue, 28 Jul 2020 08:53:00 +0200
> ETHOberon supports different sort of text documents with different 
> features in it. Namely, Write documents and Script documents. Write 
> supports elems and parcs. Script support styles.
> WTS means "Write To Script": it can delete elems out of Write 
> documents and it can convert Parcs to Styles.

Good, thanks.  The last entry in the glossary is now WTS.  You'll see 
that I've surmised that Write Texts are in V4 and Script Texts are in 
ETH Oberon. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Oberon#Glossary 
Correction or suggested improvement welcome.

> Nobody ever thinks of opening an .xls in Wordpad. Why would you like 
> to open Oberon .Text files in a Wordpad?

In the Oberon World, absolutely no argument.  In the mind of most 
novices, Text = TXT = txt. A false assumption of course; nevertheless 
a common assumption in the real world. The wikibook should be 
accessible to novices.

(In a few occassions I've opened a Text with gedit.  Reading works.
Writing might be OK provided none of the binary is changed.  I don't 
understand the details enough to be sure.  I won't bore you with 
further details.  =8~))  )

From:	Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>
Date:	Tue, 28 Jul 2020 14:51:52 +0200
> Is this a trick question?
> _Because it says TEXT in the name_, that's why!

Another way of saying, "for most novices Text = TXT = txt, until 
proven otherwise". Similar to a child preferring to mispronounce a 
difficult word rather than not use it. Gradually pronunciation improves.

BR & Thx,                              ... L.

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