[Oberon] Oberon text files

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Thu Jul 30 05:15:20 CEST 2020

Hello All,

From:	Paul Reed <paulreed at paddedcell.com>
Date:	Wed, 29 Jul 2020 16:49:13 +0100
pr> Perhaps, as a nice exercise, someone would like to write a (maybe even 
pr> bidirectional) Oberon-Text to Markdown-subset converter ...

da> Yet another language?  =8~?

da> In case someone tackles the exercise, some ideas can be pinched here.


Desktops.OpenDoc converts HTML to Text.  Bidirectionality already.

pr> ... and we can standardise on README.md in future.

da> I'd be satisfied with README.html.  If used in a sensible style, ASCII 
da> display of HTML can be read, ignoring markup.  Or render it 
da> with Desktops.OpenDoc.  It's easy!  It's fast!  Try it!  You'll like 
da> it!  (marketing slogan from the 1960s.)

da> The only practical means to put sources in the wikibook is via 
da> automated conversion of Text to MediaWiki markup.  I wrote MediaWiki 
da> out of necessity.  If a simpler means were available, I'd be happy to 
da> adopt it.

One way to resolve this name squabble is to choose a more distinct name.
OText?  OTxt?  OTx?  ObT?  Plenty of choices out there. 

Regards,       ... Devil's Advocate


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