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The TRANSLATE command displays the project-programmer number
corresponding to a directory name, or the directory name corresponding
to a project-programmer number.
@TRANSLATE (DIRECTORY) dev:<directory>
@TRANSLATE (DIRECTORY) dev:[project-programmer number]
dev:<directory> is the name of the directory,
enclosed in angle brackets,
that you want translated.
Default dev: - your
dev:[project-programmer number] is the project-programmer
number, enclosed in square
brackets, that you want
Default dev: - your
Using Project-programmer Numbers
Use project-programmer numbers instead of directory names
when giving file specifications to programs written for the
TOPS-10 operating system. These include the assembler
MACRO; the FORTRAN, COBOL, and ALGOL compilers; the linking
loader LINK; and utility programs CREF (providing
cross-reference information) and FILCOM (for comparing
If you are unsure whether a system program requires
project-programmer numbers, load it into memory (using the R
command), give a CTRL/C to return to TOPS-20 command level,
and then examine memory with the INFORMATION MEMORY-USAGE
command. If the file PA1050.EXE (the TOPS-10 compatibility
package) is present in memory, then the program was
originally written for TOPS-10 and may require a
project-programmer number where you would ordinarily give a
Avoiding Project-programmer Numbers
To avoid project-programmer numbers, define a logical name
(of 6 or fewer characters) as the directory in question.
Then use this logical name in place of the directory when
giving file specifications. The system program will accept
the logical name as a device name, and will then be using
the correct directory.
DEFINE for defining a logical name as a directory, to avoid
using a project-programmer number
1. Find out the project-programmer number associated with your
PS:<LATTA> (IS) PS:[4,261]
2. Verify that the project-programmer number reported in Example
1 does correspond to your directory on PS:.
PS:[4,261] (IS) PS:<LATTA>