[TUHS] Screen editors

Dave Horsfall 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).

-- Dave

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