[TUHS] Screen editors
dave at horsfall.org
Sat Feb 8 09:05:27 AEST 2020
On Wed, 29 Jan 2020, Larry McVoy wrote:
>> Getting a full ANSI C compiler for CP/M was great; I could use some
>> Unix tools on it :-) Can't remember if it was BDS or Hi-Tech; one was
>> ANSI (function prototypes and the works) whereas the other wouldn't
>> even recognise things like "int i = 1;".
> BDS was pretty good about C, I used it a *lot*, but it had a really
> funky not compatible libc/stdio. I got used to it but had to retrain my
> brain when I was on Unix.
I remember now; it was Hi-Tech C (an Aussie company) that was full ANSI;
BDS C could barely compile C...
I think it was Henry Spencer who said something like "Somehow, to be
called a C compiler it ought to at least compile C" (I don't think he was
referring to BDS C, though).
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