MacOberon: beginner's installation question 
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 MacOberon: beginner's installation question

I downloaded MacOberon 4.113 recently, but I am having some trouble
with the installation. Apparently the Mac file paths are not recognised
correctly from within Oberon, so most documents can only be opened via the
Finder. The parent directory is Q650HD:Developer:MacOberon: containing the
following
Files                      Folders
-----                      -------
4.113 MacOberon 4.113      Demo:
DoubleClickOnMe            Info:
Elektra                    Kepler:
Math                       Oberon2:
OberonErrors.Text          OMI:
QDPrinter.Obj              ProgInOberon:
System.Directory           ProjOberon:
System.Tool                System:
TTL0.Lib                   User:
TTL1.Lib
Could anybody advise me on the proper directory structure?
In the readme file accompanying MacOberon is mentioned MacOberonInstall
(an installation guide), but I have not been able to localise it at the
ftp site (neptune.inf.ethz.ch/pub/Oberon/MacII). Perhaps this gives the
answer?
And now to the true Oberon-beginner's question: I am familiar with
programming languages such as PL/1 (years ago), fortran (a little),
Basic, and the Xbase dialect of FoxPro. In the last one I have
implemented a lot of procedures and functions with a "reusable objects"
approach, but I don't know much about real object oriented programming
(only some basic definitions). Which is the best introductory text to the
 principles of OOP, which does not refer to C++ programming?

Any help will be much appreciated.

Morten Andersen
Frederiksberg, Denmark

BTW I am not a computer specialist, but the computer is an important
work tool and I take programming very seriously (and have lots of fun
with it too :-)



Tue, 27 May 1997 08:24:22 GMT  
 MacOberon: beginner's installation question
Well I'd rather be rended by wolverines than use a Mac, so I can't
help with the first question.  However,

Quote:
>approach, but I don't know much about real object oriented programming
>(only some basic definitions). Which is the best introductory text to the
> principles of OOP, which does not refer to C++ programming?

Well I've learned O.O.P. programming in one and a quarter places, Oberon
and Turbo Pascal for Windows, respectively.

The Oberon Reiser & Wirth book is also a first-year programming book,
so it's very educational (rather than a high-level language description
only).  While I've read the chapter on O.O.P. in Windows Pascal I didn't
really digest it (wasn't planning on using it, wondered what it was).
It's only because of Oberon that I'm learning it, and so far doing well
using just the Oberon book.

So friend I suggest that perhaps you'd be best served by trying it first
and then looking for help otherwise if it's still not clear.  Why do I
think it'll work for you too?

Quote:
>BTW I am not a computer specialist, but the computer is an important
>work tool and I take programming very seriously (and have lots of fun
>with it too :-)

Nor am I, I'm an undergraduate math and psychology double major.

Mick W. J. Powers

p.s. Sorry, I should've sent this to the fellow direct.  However, I
can't reroute or save this message, so instead of retyping it all I'll
just apologize for the publicity.



Wed, 28 May 1997 22:59:37 GMT  
 
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