[TUHS] Re: Porting Unix v6 to i386

Peter Jeremy peter.jeremy at alcatel.com.au
Mon Mar 4 07:07:00 AEST 2002

On 2002-Mar-03 15:46:23 -0500, Tim Shoppa <shoppa at trailing-edge.com> wrote:
>> At this time, the only open-source 16-bit x86 C compiler I know of is
>> Bruce Evans' C compiler (bcc).
>Don't forget James Hendrix's "Small C", which has been around since
>what feels like forever.  80x86 and many other ports are available.
>  http://www.ddjembedded.com/languages/smallc/

I remember when that came out...  I hadn't considered it because as I
recall, it was a fairly small subset - I though it was too small to be
useful for Unix porting.  Looking at v2.2 for x86, it doesn't support
floating point, short, long, unsigned, sizeof, casts, non-automatic
locals, arrays of pointers, structs or unions.  This makes it too
restrictive for porting Unix.


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