[Oberon] ETHO Display structure.

Bob Walkden bob at web-options.com
Sat Mar 9 21:33:56 CET 2013

> From: eas lab [mailto:lab.eas at gmail.com]
> }You will learn how the modules Texts, TextFrames and other important
> modules } interact and what a "handler" is and so on.
> AFAIK that's amply covered in Chapter*.Text, which I started reading
> over
>  15 years ago. And the fact that I was able to 'recognise' how the
> different sized bricks are laid down, according to their 'lib-spec'
> indicates that the knowledge that percolated up from my subconscious,
> was previously already read.
> Although I must admit that I only vaguely remember how a handler works.
> Meanwhile let's take Paul Reed's input as an example of collaborative
> contribution:
>  confirmed my stated assumptions,
>  corrected my wrong assumptions,
>  pointed to the module containing the relevant info; which has finally
> allowed me to:
> Repeat
>  get(ch);
>  writeCharAtCursor;
> Until ch = "q"
> It's just that the resolution for fast navigating individual chars is
> impractical. Words are more practical.
> I was much influence by EditKeys, but forgot that the cursor 'snaps'
>  to the last-char-of-the-line, and positioning it quickly inside the
> line is not so easy.

I haven't been following this closely, so forgive me if I've misunderstood
what you're doing, but if it's really as simple as that bit of code
suggests, then this is a very easy way to do it:


IMPORT Oberon, Input;
	ch: CHAR;
	m: Oberon.InputMsg;
	m.id := Oberon.consume;
	m.fnt := Oberon.CurFnt;
	m.col := Oberon.CurCol;
	m.voff := Oberon.CurOff;
		Input.Read( ch );
		m.ch := CAP(ch); (* CAP proves that it's not the Oberon loop
that's writing the text *)
		Oberon.FocusViewer.handle( Oberon.FocusViewer, m );
	UNTIL ch = 'q';
END Glur;

END Bob.


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