Delila Program: ww

ww program

Documentation for the ww program is below, with links to related programs in the "see also" section.

{version = 1.03; (* of ww.p 1996 February 19}

(* begin module describe.ww *)
   ww: word wrap

   ww(input: in, output: out)

   input:  text to be wrapped
   output: wrapped text

   This Pascal program takes ASCII text and filters it.  Lines longer than the
constant maxline are altered by replacing the first space after position
maxline with a carriage return.  This has the effect of wrapping the lines
between 'words'.
   The original purpose was to get around a design flaw in another program.
The program fig produces graphics for X and NeWS windows.  The graphics
is converted to PostScript by another program, f2ps.  Unfortunately f2ps
was poorly designed: the PostScript produced has many lines longer than
70 characters.  When this PostScript code is sent to the (latest as
of 1988) Apple NTX LaserWriterII, the printer dies.  By running this filter,
the problem is bypassed.  Moral: never make lines longer than 80 characters!

   Thomas Dana Schneider

   the constant maxline is fixed at compile time, of course.

(* end module describe.ww *)
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