[Oberon] ETH Oberon: file names.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Thu Dec 8 17:37:43 CET 2022

Another question.  In _The_Oberon_System_ Martin Reiser stated,
2.7 Naming
Oberon provides structured names to identify objects such as files,
servers and viewers.  Tha syntax of names is:

  Name = NamePart { "." NamePart }
  NamePart = Letter { Letter | Digit }

In comparison to Linux, that syntax seems more restrictive than 
necessary.  For example the underscore appears frequently in Linux file 
names.  Reconciliation of names is a bothersome detail when moving 
files between systems. Is the syntax in Oberon just a consequence of 
the general principle of simplicity?  Something more subtle?

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