[pups] bringing up the fist C compiler

Warren Toomey wkt at minnie.tuhs.org
Fri Sep 6 20:28:08 AEST 2002

In article by Lars Brinkhoff:
> Warren Toomey <wkt at minnie.tuhs.org> writes:
> > The chist paper doesn't mention NB, which was the missing link between
> > B and C.
> How about this?
>   In 1971 I began to extend the B language by adding a character type
>   and also rewrote its compiler to generate PDP-11 machine instructions
>   instead of threaded code.  Thus the transition from B to C was
>   contemporaneous with the creation of a compiler capable of producing
>   programs fast and small enough to compete with assembly language.  I
>   called the slightly-extended language NB, for `new B.'
>   [...]

Yes that's it!! Where did you find it?


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