[TUHS] pdp-11 assembly as a hll?

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Thu Feb 15 02:03:44 AEST 2018


On 2/13/18, Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:
> I don't suppose anybody has written a pdp-11 assembler to C translator...
> My google fu is insufficient for the day.
>
Or you could write a compiler that translates PDP-11 assembler to LLVM
intermediate language.  That was the technique used to port VMS to the
DEC Alpha and Intel Itanium.  A lot of VMS was in VAX assembler, so
DEC's compiler group wrote a compiler that took in VAX assembler and
generated IL for the GEM back end used by all of DEC's Alpha and
Itanium compilers.

-Paul W.


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