[Oberon] Preprocessing

Gérard Meunier gmeunier at club-internet.fr
Wed Jun 18 16:20:58 CEST 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: Patrik Reali <reali at acm.org>
To: <oberon at inf.ethz.ch>
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Oberon] Preprocessing

> 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.
> -Patrik

Not so old. In fact I found my first example in the last files of
antsInFields. But I agree with you: IMHO too, this feature makes sources
less readable, manually and automatically.



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