[TUHS] Early Internet work (Was: History of select(2))

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Jan 30 23:13:48 AEST 2017

On Sun, 29 Jan 2017, Clem Cole wrote:

> That said, is you want a goos starting point the best C compiler for the 
> 8080 was the Leor Zolman's "Brain Damaged Software" C -- aka BDS C.   
> Which he has put in the public Domain: 
>   http://www.bdsoft.com/resources/bdsc.html

Talk about brain-damaged software...  BDS C is irretrievably broken, with 
all sorts of things missing.  I used to use Hi-Tech C for CP/M, but I 
don't know whether they're still in business.  It was a full ANSI C 
compiler, with function prototypes, initialisation assignments, static 
variables, etc.

As Henry Spencer once said, to be called a C compiler it ought to at least 
be able to compile C...

(And as I've said on many occasions, the true test of a compiler is 
whether it can compile itself.)

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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