DEC Text Processing Utility

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DEC Text Processing Utility (or DECTPU)[1][2] was a language developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) for developing text editors.

In 1986, DEC developed a new version of EDT written in TPU, having released EVE, also a TPU-based editor, by mid-1985.[3]

TPU is distributed with OpenVMS. It is designed to be used on a terminal or console, so that it is not necessary to have DECwindows installed to use it.

Among other things the Language-Sensitive Editor and EVE (Extensible Versatile Editor) are implemented using DECTPU.


  1. ^ Guide to the DEC Text Processing Utility
  2. ^ "DEC Text Processing Utility Reference Manual". Archived from the original on 2018-05-10. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  3. ^ User's Guide to EVE AA-Z302A-TE. Digital Equipment Corporation. July 1985. p. ix.