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Compiler Programming Environment
Version 5.0
Copyright (c) 1987-89, Pedro P. Polakoff III
All Rights Reserved

CPE Version 5.0 Users Manual

1 Copyright Notice

The Compiler Programming Environment is Copyright (c) 1987 -
1989, Pedro P. Polakoff III and 3P Software. The distribution or
alteration of this software is a violation of the copyright laws
of the United States. Copying this software, other than for
archive purposes is strictly forbidden and is also a violation of
the software copyright.

2 License

As a registered owner of CPE you are granted a license to use
this software in a manner similar to a book. This means that you
may use CPE on any computer system so long as no possibility
exists that it could be in use by two or more people or exist on
two or more computer systems at the same time. CPE may be used in
a network development system as long as it does not exist on any
other computer system at the same time and the registered owner
of the software is the owner of the hosting computer system. The
Shareware version of CPE may only be used for a period of 10 days
before registration is required. No license other than granting
you the privilege of evaluating this software is provided with
regards to the unregistered, shareware, version.

3 Warranty

CPE is warranted for defects in workmanship and shipping only. No
other warranty either expressed or implied shall apply to this
software. The author and 3P Software does not warrant the ability
of the software to perform for any specific purpose other than
that which it was designed for. Neither the author, nor 3P
Software, shall be responsible for any claims due to failure of
this software to perform it's intended function.

4 System Requirements

CPE requires an IBM compatible computer with a minimum of 128K of
Random Access Memory (RAM). CPE will detect and use any type of
video adapter and mouse. Command line switches allow for override
of the default video settings used by CPE. CPE requires the use
of DOS 3.0 or later.

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5 Overview of Functions

CPE was designed to provide the compiler language programmer with
a complete integrated programming environment to work in. CPE
integrates your favored editor, compiler, linker, make utility,
debugger and two optional utilities into a complete programming
environment similar to that now used by Borland International in
all of their products. CPE is unlimited in the combinations of
the utilities that it supports and may be reconfigured for any
combination of the utilities required for the programming job.
CPE allows for project management and the use of compiler command
files, link files, make files and error files.

6 Distribution Files

CPE is normally distributed in self-extracting ZIP file format.
The standard CPE ZIP/EXE file contains the following files:

CPE.EXE This is the CPE program itself.

CPE.HLP This is the CPE help file.

CPEREG.TXT This is the Shareware product registration form.

README.TXT Last minute instructions.

UTILS.ZIP A very nice packet of programming utilities.

3PMAKE.EXE 3P Software's MAKE Utility.

3PMAKE.DOC Documentation for 3PMAKE.

7 Installation

When installing CPE we recommend that you copy the program file
CPE.EXE to a directory that is included in your search path. By
doing so you will be able to invoke the use of CPE from any other
directory or path on your computer system. The only file required
by CPE for it's operation is the actual program file itself. When
you have registered your copy of CPE a registration file will be
created. This registration file must be in your search path and
should be in the same directory as the CPE.EXE file itself.

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8 Starting CPE

CPE allows command line parameters to override or change it's
actions on start up. Without any command line parameters CPE will
default to using the current hardware video adapter and the
default configuration (CONFIG.CPE) and project (CPEPROJ.PRJ)
files if they are present in the current directory. By the use of
the command line parameters you may have CPE use black & white
mode, alternate configuration and/or project files and an
alternate work file. Following is a table of CPE command line

Table 1: Command Line Parameters

³ Syntax #1³ Syntax #2³ Function ³
³ -m ³ /m ³ Forces use of Black & White mode ³
³ -c ³ /c ³ Loads as configuration ³
³ -p ³ /p ³ Loads as project ³
³ -w ³ /w ³ Sets Work file to ³
³ -b ³ /b ³ Use BIOS screen writes ³
³ -s ³ /s ³ CGA Snow control toggle ³
³ -n ³ /n ³ No Clock display mode. ³

You may provide a complete drive,path and file name with both the
-p and -c parameters. If you do provide a drive & path with a -c
or -p parameter, CPE will remember the full path when you are
saving the files again. Wildcards are not acceptable as the
project or configuration file name and will be ignored. CPE will
not allow the use of the -p and -c parameters until it has been

The file name given with a -w parameter will override the file
name that was stored in the project file. You may provide a
wildcard value with a -w parameter, in which case CPE will
display a directory and prompt for the file name on startup.
Following are some sample CPE startup commands;

C:> CPE -m -p\etc\myfile.prj -c\bin\msc.cpe

C:> CPE -wnewfile.c

C:> CPE -pnew.prj -w*.prg

CPE will verify all command line parameters and will report any
errors or duplicates to you and then exit with the dos errorlevel
set to one (1). If there are no errors in the CPE start up
commands CPE will begin it's operation with the parameters that
you have passed to it or it will use the default values.

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9 Mouse Commands

CPE will use a Microsoft compatible mouse for menu selections and
operation. Moving the mouse will move the CPE menu selection bar
or the cursor in a window. Pressing the LEFT button will select
from a menu or emulate the ENTER key. Pressing the RIGHT button
will cancel a selection or emulate the ESCAPE key.

10 Command Macros

The power and flexibility of CPE comes from it's processing all
commands with a specialized macro system. By the use of these
macros in configuring CPE you may adapt CPE to work with any
combination of programming utilities. CPE will use the following
macros in the execution of it's commands:

Table 2: Macros

$@ Expands to the full name of the file currently
stored as the work file.

$* Expands to the root file name of the currently
stored work file.

$L Expands to the full name of the currently stored
linker file.

$C Expands to the full name of the currently stored
compiler file.

$M Expands to the full name of the currently stored
make file.

$E Expands to the full name of the currently stored
errors file.

$< This Macro will prompt for a user input of a

The following command macro samples will help you to use and
understand the macro system:

Compiler Commands: cl /c /Oailt /Zi $@
clipper $@ -l
masm $ >$E

Linker Commands: link $*.obj+core.obj,$*.exe,$*.map,mylib
link $*,,,mylib;

Make Commands: make -f$M

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make $M

Editor Commands: vedit $@
vedit $<
vedit $M

Debugger Commands: dbu.exe
td $*.exe
cv $*.exe

As these examples show the combinations of commands using the
macro system is virtually unlimited.

11 Configuration File

The configuration file is merely a collection of CPE macros
stored for later retrieval and use. The macros for Compiler,
Linker, Make Utility, Editor, Debugger and the two optional
utilities are stored in a disk file that may be altered and
reused by CPE to configure it for different combinations of these
utilities. You may want to construct a different configuration
file for each compiler language that you work with, or even for
different memory models and options that you may use with each

To edit a configuration you would select "Options" from the main
menu and then complete each of the macro entries from the sub-
menu items. You do not need to supply all of the options, only
those that you will be using are required.

To Save a configuration you would select the sub-menu option
"Save setup" and CPE will prompt you for the full path and name
of the configuration file. You my accept the current name or
"CONFIG.CPE" if no name was given, or you may supply a full path
and name to save the configuration as.

Retrieving a configuration is similar to saving except that all
of the macros currently used by CPE will be overwritten by the
new configuration macros. If you provide a wildcard in the file
name, CPE will display a directory of all files that match the
waildcard so that you may choose the file to load.

12 Project Maintenance

CPE allows you to maintain a project file for each programming
task. The project file will contain the names of the associated
Work file, Make file, Linker file, Compiler file and Errors file.
These files names are used via the macro system in the commands
stored in your configuration files. Saving and retrieving a

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project file is exactly the same as the saving or retrieving of a
configuration file.

13 Registration

When you register CPE you will receive a special code from 3P
software and the instructions for entering the code to register
your software. Once the code is validated you will be asked for
the serial number that is also provided with your registration.
If all verifies correctly your personal information will be branded
into your copy of CPE and it will be permanently registered to you.
You should make an archival backup of your registered version as
soon as you have completed the registration process.

14 Updates & Revisions

Due to the nature of CPE's registration updates are as easy to
get as the original version was. Just locate the latest revision
of CPE on any of the following BBS systems and download your
update. Once you have registered one version, all versions that
you download are registered.

Table 3: Some Systems carrying CPE updates

³ System ³ Location ³
³ GEnie ³ DBMS,IBMPC ³

You may also download updates to CPE from any local BBS system
from which you may have received your original version.

15 Support & Service

As a registered owner of CPE you may contact 3P software for
support and service at the following address or phone number:

3P Software
1827 Kendrick Street
Philadelphia, PA 19152-1829
(215) 725-6068
Telephone support is available Monday - Saturday from 10:00am to
10:00pm Eastern time.

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You may also contact the program author via E-Mail at the
following system addresses:

Compuserve: 73157,2412

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1 Copyright Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2 License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
3 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
4 System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
5 Overview of Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
6 Distribution Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
7 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
8 Starting CPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
9 Mouse Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
10 Command Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
11 Configuration File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
12 Project Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
13 Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
14 Updates & Revisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
15 Support & Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7




Table 1: Command Line Parameters . . . . . . . . . . 4
Table 2: Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Table 3: Some Systems carrying CPE updates . . . . . 7


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