[Oberon] [EXT] Re: Module finalization - language construct or system call

Skulski, Wojciech skulski at pas.rochester.edu
Mon Jan 4 19:06:42 CET 2021

Hellwig wrote:
> The broader question of course is: what are
> we trying to achieve?

It depends on who are "we". There seem to many "we" in this group. 

1) Some "we" are perfecting the language itself, even if the improvements are breaking the legacy code. 

2) Some "we" would like to develop practical applications with a reasonable time and effort.

3) Some "we" believe in "do not fix it if it ain't broken". Some others  think this statement has no value.

We have not agreed on a basic question "should Oberon be used for practical developments, or should it be perfected regardless of whether it is used". 

There seem to be diverging opinions on this subject.


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