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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
-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
Sets the number of indent spaces used for BEGIN END; and other
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 messages.
Writes a default configuration file to be edited to the file
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)