[TUHS] Interactive C Environments

Win Treese treese at acm.org
Sat Jul 9 12:53:56 AEST 2016


Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, there was Saber-C, later renamed CodeCenter from Centerline Software.

These days some would call it an IDE for C on UNIX systems; it started out as an interpreted C environment for better debugging during development. It was quite good at the time, and was very helpful in finding some very nasty pointer bugs in various pieces of software.

Historical trivia: one of the co-authors of Saber-C and co-founder of the company was Steve Kaufer, who later founded and still runs TripAdvisor.

Best,
Win

> On Jul 6, 2016, at 5:43 PM, A. P. Garcia <a.phillip.garcia at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> This is a nice one: https://sourceforge.net/projects/eic/
> 
> 
> On 7/6/16, Wendell P <wendellp at operamail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for reminding me about that one, Clem. I think I even have
>> Darnell's book somewhere.
>> 
>> I haven't decided what to do about batch interpreters for C. They aren't
>> interactive but there is still some overlap of concerns. I'll probably
>> post a list of them somewhere. I also have Al Stevens' Quincy,
>> Przemyslaw Podsiadly's SeeR,  and Herb Schildt's from "Building your own
>> C interpreter."
>> 
>> 
>> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016, at 12:22 PM, Clem Cole wrote:
>>> From the The Unix Historical Society mailing list, I discovered your
>>> historical interest in C interpreters.   It looks like you are missing at
>>> least one, so I though I would introduce you all.
>>> 
>>> Paul/Wendell meet Peter Darnell  -- Pete wrote one an early C interpreter
>>> for his C programming book.   I'll leave it to you folks to discuss what
>>> he
>>> did, its current status et al.
>>> 
>>> Best Wishes,
>>> 
>>> Clem Cole  (old time UNIX and C guy)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org>
>>> Date: Sat, Jul 2, 2016 at 6:01 PM
>>> Subject: [TUHS] Interactive C Environments
>>> To: tuhs at tuhs.org
>>> 
>>> 
>>> All, I've been asked by Wendell to forward this query about C
>>> interpreters to the mailing list for him.
>>> 
>>> ----- Forwarded message from Wendell P <wendellp at operamail.com> -----
>>> 
>>> I have a project at softwarepreservation.org to collect work done,
>>> mostly in the 1970s and 80s, on C interpreters.
>>> 
>>> http://www.softwarepreservation.org/projects/interactive_c
>>> 
>>> One thing I'm trying to track down is Cin, the C interpreter in UNIX
>>> v10. I found the man page online and the tutorial in v2 of the Saunders
>>> book, but that's it. Can anyone help me to find files or docs?
>>> 
>>> BTW, if you have anything related to the other commercial systems
>>> listed, I'd like to hear. I've found that in nearly all cases, the
>>> original developers did not keep the files or papers.
>>> 
>>> Cheers,
>>> Wendell
>>> 
>>> ----- End forwarded message -----
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