Linux Native Oberon : textfile format
As you undoubtedly saw before, in the screendump of the 'less' program, Oberon text files have a different format from both DOS and Unix. In order to be sure you understand what I mean, I have put the screendump in the above picture.
What we see here is:
Linux Native Oberon : ob2unixThis is a simple program so it is short too. Here is the source:
MODULE ob2unix; (* Convert Oberon format text files to Unix format. Copyleft firstname.lastname@example.org This is GPL software version 0.1 5 Jan 2009 *) IMPORT ASCII, InOut; VAR ch : CHAR; BEGIN LOOP InOut.Read (ch); IF InOut.EOF () THEN EXIT END; IF ch = ASCII.CR THEN ch := ASCII.LF END; InOut.Write (ch) END; InOut.WriteLn; InOut.WriteBf END ob2unix.And here is the pudding (ob2unix <Hit.Mod >hit.mod) after digestion:
which looks good to me. Now I only need to find out what the rubble is in front of the text.
Linux Native Oberon : fooled again
Minutes after having completed my ob2unix program, the seasoned Modula-2 programmer was once again corrected. Read this: https://www-old.oberon.ethz.ch/unixOberon.html to find out that Linux may not have a tool to convert between Oberon and itself, but Oberon does... In this file, you also read that
It turns out, that 'EditTools.OpenUnix' opens a file, as if it were a Unix file. The editor looks just like a display of the less viewer above. And 'EditTools.StoreUnix' only sent the contents of the 'System.Log' file to disk, in Unix format...
So, I might be fooled once more in the fact that I was not fooled at all but assumed to be fooled again, as in previous cases.
Here are some pictures to show what happened:
So there's still some more work to do for the seasoned Modula-2 programmer... ;o)
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