[TUHS] Work I've done with a PDP-11 simulator

Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com
Sun May 11 11:58:54 AEST 2014

On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 09:27:56PM -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> Larry McVoy scripsit:
> > At Sun this was called "make bootstrap" but I bet that predates Sun.  The
> > bootstrap process, as I remember it, had the compiler build the compiler,
> > then the new compiler built the kernel and userland, then there was an
> > install step, and presto, you were running on bits you had built yourself.
> > All of them.
> Well, provided the compiler is honest, contra Dennis.

With all due respect (and I'm not trolling John, I've got respect for you)
I think it was Ken.


/me misses the days where it was all about what the bell labs guys would do
next.  Those were fun.  These days it seems like we all have to try and hope
google isn't going to be really evil.  Wasn't it more fun when it was about

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