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PENG is a portable Visual Text Editor, Integrated Development Environment, Textual User Interface, or whatever TLA you prefer.

PENG was written completely in Pascal and created using the GNU Pascal compiler, and is therefore portable to many systems, including most Unix compatible systems and the DJGPP Dos extender.

Like many program names, the acronym PENG is compiled from some descriptive words. However, unlike most other names, it is not statically linked, but instead you, the user, can link it dynamically from the following compilation of words. However, please note that the name `PENG' is not licensed freely, so you may not change or add words without the author's permission.

P: E: N: G:
PENG, Pascal, Portable, Powerful
Editor, Equipment, Environment, Enjoyment
New, Noble, Nonconformist, Natural
Generations, Gnus, Gurus, Galaxies
The Unix versions of PENG do not require anything special to be installed, just the usual utilities and shared libraries (libc, libm, and libncurses including libpanel and terminfo for the terminal version, or some X11 libraries for the X11 version) and, of course, an X11 server for the X11 version. All of these things should be present on a properly installed Unix (compatible) system (except maybe X11, but in this case, you probably don't want to use the X11 version, anyway ;-). The DJGPP version is functionally mostly identical to the Unix versions, with a few limitations imposed by Dos, like lack of multitasking, so you can't start PENG tools in the background. You do not have to install the DJGPP Dos extender itself in order to use the DJGPP version of PENG. Details are described in a separate chapter.

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