[TUHS] Zilog Z80 Unix

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Mon Apr 24 10:40:31 AEST 2017


On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:04:49AM +1000, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> 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).

Yeah, there were hiccups moving but it wasn't hard.

> Am I correct in remembering that this was the compiler that Craig
> Finseth used for MINCE, my first exposure to (also non-standard)
> Emacs?

No idea, never heard of MINCE.


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