This is great!

From: Daniel A. Seagraves <>
Date: Sat Nov 8 15:33:34 1997

NS if this is true or not, but it's funny!

The system programmer group writing TOPS-10 use to love fancy
TECO programs and had a weekly contest for them. One guru
working on FORTRAN compilers would read them carefully but never
enter one. They thought he was just concentrating on compilers.
Then one week he submitted a macro that did FORTRAN compilation,
complete with optimization. The TECO program took days to run,
but it worked. Apparently he had written a PDP-10 instruction
set eumlator in TECO and fed the compiler into it!
Received on Sat Nov 08 1997 - 15:33:34 GMT

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