[Oberon] Text vs. txt; was Re (2): Links for the Oberon-2 report.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Wed Jul 29 17:19:49 CEST 2020

Hello Liam,

From:	Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>
Date:	Wed, 29 Jul 2020 16:32:38 +0200
> I fully understand that this is not true in Oberon but I absolutely do
> think that it is fair, reasonable and understandable to see a file
> called "README.Text" and expect it to contain plain text!

Considering this, Text is discussed on the front page of the Wikibook.
A novice might catch that before abandoning Oberon.  Suggestions 
to improve the section are welcome.

The compilers ignore niceties of typography.  Building an Oberon 
system without changing the compiler and with strictly ASCII txt files 
is conceivable.  An ETH Oberon derivative might attract significant 
attention.  ...        =8~)

Regards,                             ... Lyall E.

Tel: +1 604 670 0140            Bcc: peter at easthope. ca

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