[Oberon] LNO revive.

Douglas G. Danforth danforth at greenwoodfarm.com
Wed Jan 11 23:16:39 CET 2012

Thank you for that.

Several comments:
o BlackBox/Component Pascal is not Unix.
o Special purpose file handling and searching can be
done using a mixture of BB and direct access to the underlying
Windows operating system.

You would probably say "Why should I have to do that when I can
already do that with V4?"

Well, they are different.

Closing comment.  Your world and mine are very different.
None of the functions that you asked for have I ever needed.
But then medicine, biology, chemistry, and physics are different
precisely become there are different needs.

Thanks again.  I'll now back out of this discussion.

-Doug Danforth

On 1/10/2012 4:00 PM, Chris Glur wrote:
> On 1/9/2012 4:00 PM, Chris Glur wrote:
>> BlackBox/ComponentPascal was a real dissapointment for me.
> Chris, I am probably taking this out of context but what, exactly,
> disappointed you in BlackBox/Component Pascal?
> Was it the interface which did not look like V4 or something else?
> How would it:
> = show me the list of mounted partitions, for me to select the
>   suitable one,
> = to search for files: *rame*uffr*
> = Repeat those 2 steps for files: *ill*haos*  and *umry*
> = From the 3 sets of files search for 4<keywords>  and copy the
> enclosing sentences., to the destination file, whose name I can't
> remember. But that doesn't matter, because it's writen on my
> <job sheet>  which is HERE, and I just have to klux the name,
> which I RECOGNISE [if need be because I've given it a meaningful
> colour/font].
> Or a task that I do every day:
> =extract the set of links from a `lynx -dump` to a file of
> URLs to lynx-get, next time on-line;
> where the extracted URLs are at the bottom of the page,
> whereas you're reading the top of the page, to decide if
> the link may be of interest  -- like foot notes work.
> 2 attributes of the HCI are essential, which I don't remember
> BB having [an infuriating aspect of M$ directory is it's hiding
> of files - for use by kiddies]:
> 1. the ability to read/write cutNpast between multiple
> text on the same screen.
> 2. the ability to work heads-up for 'those' operations. ie.
> whith no need to look down to the keyboard, to find special
> keys.
> How does Micro$loth do this ?
> 3 files, have 3 sections [of multiple consecutive lines] each:
> f1: A1y
> f2: xB3
> f3: 2zC
> The contents of the [3 per file] section-terminator-lines
> is known; say: "<><><><><><><>"
> You must construct:
> f1: ABC
> f2: xyz
> f3: 123
> and make TableOfContents for each file like:
> *<A's description>
> *<B's description>
> *<C's description>
>     so that you can quickly go to f2 , section 'y'
> and search for<stringN>
> Such tasks are commonly done by *nix scripts, but I mean
> cases where you need a human to read/recognise; so that
> it can't be automated.
> == Chris Glur.
> --
> Oberon at lists.inf.ethz.ch mailing list for ETH Oberon and related systems
> https://lists.inf.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/oberon

More information about the Oberon mailing list