[pups] bringing up the fist C compiler
wkt at minnie.tuhs.org
Fri Sep 6 20:28:08 AEST 2002
In article by Lars Brinkhoff:
> Warren Toomey <wkt at minnie.tuhs.org> writes:
> > The chist paper doesn't mention NB, which was the missing link between
> > B and C.
> How about this?
> In 1971 I began to extend the B language by adding a character type
> and also rewrote its compiler to generate PDP-11 machine instructions
> instead of threaded code. Thus the transition from B to C was
> contemporaneous with the creation of a compiler capable of producing
> programs fast and small enough to compete with assembly language. I
> called the slightly-extended language NB, for `new B.'
Yes that's it!! Where did you find it?
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