[Oberon] Preprocessing

Patrik Reali reali at acm.org
Wed Jun 18 08:51:31 CEST 2003

This is correct. The reason why it is not documented is because it is
deprecated and we would like to remove it (it is IMHO a bad practice, and
makes sources unreadable).

We inserted this feature in the builder while experimentating with the
handling of multiple system versions. We have since then found a better
approach by using file name prefixes, the feature remained to handle old,
out-dated, sources.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Edgar at EdgarSchwarz.de>
To: <oberon at inf.ethz.ch>
Cc: <Edgar at EdgarSchwarz.de>
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Oberon] Preprocessing

> Hello Gérard,
> > It find sometimes in Bluebottle sources texts that look like
> > instructions ($IF ... $END).
> Builder.Compile \D=gerard ...
> $IF gerard THEN ... { $ELSIF ... } [ $ELSE ... ] $END
> > I can't find any documentation about this feature.
> For "documentation" see Builder.Compile, Builder.get.
> It's just a Builder goodie.
> Regards, Edgar
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