[TUHS] Zilog Z80 Unix
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
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Mon Apr 24 10:04:49 AEST 2017
On Saturday, 22 April 2017 at 17:13:00 -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 07:07:13AM +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
>> I remember BDS C for all the wrong reasons; I can only repeat a remark
>> from Henry Spencer about another alleged C compiler: "To be called a C
>> compiler, it ought to at least be able to compile C." My Z-80 C compiler
>> was Hi-Tech C, which was full ANSI.
> I've never heard of Hi-Tech C but I am apparently more forgiving. I
> spent many happy hours using BDS C. It wasn't exactly standard, the
> standard I/O library was far from compat, but whatever, it was a C
> compiler on a CP/M system. Pretty pleasant.
Yes, I think this is a reasonable viewpoint. It was my first ever C
environment, and I really recognized how non-standard it was when I
got a standard C compiler and had to rethink (and rewrite).
Am I correct in remembering that this was the compiler that Craig
Finseth used for MINCE, my first exposure to (also non-standard)
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