Release date: 
Wednesday, 8 September, 1999



This is a simple 32-bit, configurable, multi-document, highlighting editorversion of the alpha software analysis programmes which were written together with the CMS programme ANALYSE in order to establish the praecognita for the CICS restructure project and may be of interest to those people who examine 370, 386 assembler, PASCAL(Ada), PL/X(PL/I, REXX), C(C++), FORTRAN etc. under OS/2 V2.0 or later.

This programme will provide basic browse and edit functions for all files with arbitrarily long records, (records >= 256 will be split for display and rejoined when saved) as well as highlighting specified keywords for language files such as 370 & 386 Assemble, PASCAL, PL/AS, C(CPP), FORTRAN etc. ALPHA will also display the programme call structure, and expand the procedure calls in a secondary

This version of Alpha was written in C-Set/2 and MASM V6.0 and will run on OS/2 V2.0 or later.

  • Highlighting of keywords has been provided for the following language types: A37,ASM,PAS,(PLS,PLX,PLI),(C,CPP,H),FOR,IPF.PRF [Other languages may be defined].
  • The syntax of the Alpha programme is:

START ALPHA [file] [file] .. [/p [profile name - default ALPHA.PRF]

The Extension, Case, Comment Position, Language, Comment, String, and the programme name invoked from the Allocate window, are the only ones which are recognised from the profile (The file name may contain a wild character, e.g. '*').

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Alpha v. 3.2 (8/9/1999) Readme/What's new
The package includes source code.  local copy
Alpha v. 3.1 (7/4/1998) Readme/What's new
The package includes source code.
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