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       ptop - The FPC Pascal configurable source beautifier.

       Origin probably Pascal-TO-Pascal.




       ptop  is  a  more or less configurable source beautifier for pascal sources, and specially
       the ones supported by FPC (which are more or less Turbo Pascal or Delphi 2.0 compatible).

       ptop belongs to the FPC utils package, which currently  also  contains  ppdep  ,  h2pas  ,
       ppudump and ppumove


       ptop  basically  reformats  "infile"  and  outputs  the  result  to  "outfile".   ituses a
       configuration file explained further below, and can generate a  default  configurationfile
       for you to edit. (not needed if you use the defaults)


       -h     Writes a short description of these switches.

       -c     read options from configuration file. A configuration file is not needed, ptop will
              revert to internal defaults then. See also -g

       -i ident
              Sets the number of indent spaces used for BEGIN END; and other blocks.

       -b bufsize
              Sets the buffersize to bufsize. Default 255, 0 is considered non-valid and ignored.

       -v     be verbose. Currently only outputs the number of lines read/written and some  error

       -g ptop.cfg
              Writes a default configuration file to be edited to the file ptop.cfg

       Try  to  play  with  ptop  and  its  configfile  until you find the effect you desire. The
       configurability and possibilities of ptop are quite large  compared  to  shareware  source
       beautifier found on e.g. SIMTEL.


       The  writer of the program, Michael van Canneyt, who also helped out explaining the format
       of ptop.cfg.

       Questions/corrections can be mailed to

       Also thanks to the rest of the FPC development team.

       The program is a modernized (OOP, Streams, Delphi extensions) version based on  a  program
       by  Peter  Grogono,  who  in  turn based his program on a Pascal pretty-printer written by
       Ledgard, Hueras, and Singer.  See SIGPLAN Notices,  Vol.  12,  No.  7,  July  1977,  pages
       101-105,  and  PP.DOC/HLP.     This  version of PP developed under Pascal/Z V4.0 or later.
       Very minor modifications for Turbo Pascal made by Willett Kempton March 1984 and  Oct  84.
       Runs under 8-bit Turbo or 16-bit Turbo.  Toad Hall tweak, rewrite for TP 5, 28 Nov 89


       ptop config file


       Other FPC utils
              ppdep(1) ppudump(1) ppumove(1) h2pas(1)