[Oberon] Re (2): Oberon text files

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Thu Jul 30 16:27:05 CEST 2020

<name>.Text wasn't a problem back in the 1980s when encountered by 
students in programs of computer engineering and computer science. The 
confusion and controversy occurs in the wider population. Particularly 
for self-instructed individuals.  Consider it progress.  People beyond 
or outside advanced programs are learning.  =8~)

From:	Treutwein Bernhard <Bernhard.Treutwein at ...Uni-Muenchen.DE>
Date:	Thu, 30 Jul 2020 11:30:07 +0000
> BlackBox/Oberon-F files, which are inherently similar to Oberon Text
> files have the extension odc. 

odc = Oberon document?

I've added .odc to the glossary 
( https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Oberon#Glossary ) 
but it's rather cryptic.  What is a BlackBox/Oberon-F file?  The glossary 
should explain better.

The Text type and the name extension are distinct concepts. What about 
.ot as an alternative to the .Text name extension?  Copyright.ot, 
Install.Oberon.ot, System.ot, ...?

A name change is disturbing and always finds opposition.  =8~|  
Retention of a name is worse?  

                 ... L.
Tel: +1 604 670 0140            Bcc: peter at easthope. ca

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