[Oberon] Wirth compiler book text (was: report-back on linux-oberon)

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Mon Jun 5 08:30:13 CEST 2006

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> But Wirth's compiler-book is an 'analog' image, like a photograph.

Which book exactly are you referring to? If it is Wirth's book titled
'Compiler Construction', the PDF copy that you can download is NOT an
'analog' image, like a photograph. All of the text is contained there. It
looks as though it is in a compressed or encrypted format which might have
misled you.

> So it needs human intelligence or OCR [which will give some 
> errors] to convert it to digital - eg. ascii text.

No it does not. It just needs a copy of Adobe Acrobat to interpret it. Using
Acrobat you can save it to text, but if you want to retain the formatting,
RTF or Word Document format is better.


Chris Burrows
CFB Software

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