[Oberon] PO2013 - Texts

Skulski, Wojciech skulski at pas.rochester.edu
Sat May 30 16:18:44 CEST 2020


does the "type field" signal the intent to enrich the Text with an active element capability, like Oberon V4 did?


As per syntax defined in the book Project Oberon 2013 and the comment above

    TextSection = ident header {char}.              # ident = TextTag
    header = type offset run {run} null length.    # type = “1"
    run = font [name] color offset length.

the “1” stands for the “type” field, which is supposed to by a “type discriminator”.

However, there is no “1” in the actual file. I.e., it’s just not implemented
in PO 2013. Note: It wasn’t implemented in Ceres-Oberon either.

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