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ptop(1)			    ptop source	beautifier		       ptop(1)

       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

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

       -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 messages.

       -g ptop.cfg
	      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 ex-
       plaining	the format of ptop.cfg.

       Questions/corrections  can   be	 mailed	  to   fpc-devel@vekoll.satur-

       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 SIG-
       PLAN 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, re-
       write for TP 5, 28 Nov 89

       ptop config file


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

Free Pascal			  30 may 1999			       ptop(1)

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