[Oberon] Help in using an Oberon systems.

Srinivas Nayak sinu.nayak2001 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 20:22:42 CET 2012

Dear All,

Is there a source code navigator for Oberon .Mod files?
Like, source-navigator available on Windows/Linux for C/C++ code.

With thanks and best regards,

Yours sincerely,
Srinivas Nayak

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Bob Walkden wrote:
>> From: Douglas G. Danforth [mailto:danforth at greenwoodfarm.com]
>> On 12/17/2012 11:32 AM, Les May wrote:
>>> by
>>> using upper case keywords only he imposed an additional 'cognitive
>> load'
>>> on users because text written in upper case is more difficult to
>>> comprehend (at least by me)
>> Really?  I find the opposite to be true.
> numerous studies[1] have shown that people find all-caps texts more
> difficult to read than mixed case, but the tests were typically conducted
> using texts significantly longer than any string of consecutive keywords
> you're ever likely to read in a program.
> I find upper case keywords very useful with mixed case source text because
> they provide navigation markers when scanning source code. In this way they
> are rather like paragraph and section headings, which should normally differ
> from the body text in 2 ways (at least according to Tufte) to be effective
> in helping readers to scan.
> I was brought up as a COBOL programmer on mainframes, with a significant
> amount of BASIC, when everything had to be in upper case. It was very
> liberating when I first started using Modula-2 on PCs to be able to use
> lower case. It also strengthened the muscles and increased the flexibility
> of my pinky fingers as I had to learn to use the shift keys while typing;
> this in turn proved invaluable when I started learning flamenco. So the
> upshot is, Wirthian languages improve your rasgueado.
> B
> [1] the one I'm familiar with is "Type and layout: are you communicating or
> just making pretty shapes" by Wheildon
> <http://members.optusnet.com.au/guyallen/wheildon.pdf>
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