[Oberon] Text vs. txt; was Re (2): Links for the Oberon-2 report.
chuck at kuracali.com
Wed Jul 29 18:49:05 CEST 2020
Not only conceivable but exactly how I do it! All the source I compile is
plain ascii with newlines instead of carriage returns. The compiler doesn't
care about newlines vs. carriage returns either, which is nice.
On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 8:20 AM <peter at easthope.ca> wrote:
> Hello Liam,
> From: Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 16:32:38 +0200
> > I fully understand that this is not true in Oberon but I absolutely do
> > think that it is fair, reasonable and understandable to see a file
> > called "README.Text" and expect it to contain plain text!
> Considering this, Text is discussed on the front page of the Wikibook.
> A novice might catch that before abandoning Oberon. Suggestions
> to improve the section are welcome.
> The compilers ignore niceties of typography. Building an Oberon
> system without changing the compiler and with strictly ASCII txt files
> is conceivable. An ETH Oberon derivative might attract significant
> attention. ... =8~)
> Regards, ... Lyall E.
> Tel: +1 604 670 0140 Bcc: peter at easthope. ca
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