TinyC, port to HP

From: ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca>
Date: Fri Oct 10 17:44:28 2003

David Betz wrote:
> Hendrix always seems to get the credit for Small C but the original
> compiler was written by Ron Cain and published in an early issue of Dr.
> Dobbs Journal. The earlier version by Ron Cain was quite a bit smaller
> than Hendrix version.

I found the original version easyier to understand and change. The
Hendrix if remember right also had more copywrite protection than the
original. I allways found it intersting that the 8080 instruction set
had to used rather than the 8086 instruction set on the PC.The 8086
instruction set seems to Pascal rather than C based.I don't think
C/UNIX would have developed as fast as it did if did not have a well
designed machine like the PDP-11.(my only gripe is bytes are not 9 bits
wide )
Received on Fri Oct 10 2003 - 17:44:28 BST

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