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

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Mon May 12 03:21:39 AEST 2014


I wonder if that is the so called "Typesetter C" compiler which was released independently of the system -  you needed it compile the new troff and support for other typesetters besides the CAT.   my memory which is hazy now was that typesetter C was what Mashey used for what would become PWB.   we should ask him


On May 10, 2014, at 10:06 PM, jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu (Noel Chiappa) wrote:

>> From: Larry McVoy <lm at bitmover.com>
>> have you gotten to a point where you can rebuild the world and install
>> your newly built stuff?
> Well, I haven't tried to do that (it's not something that I'm that interested
> in), but it _should_ be possible, since the 'vanilla' V6 distribution does
> include the source for pretty much everything (including the C compiler,
> assembler, loader, etc).
> (This does not include the stuff from the Shoppa disk, like the new C
> compiler, where I don't have the source. [The PWB distribution, which
> includes a C compiler from 1977, is probably pretty close. Looking into
> the PWB stuff is one of my next projects; we have 17 different versions
> of that stuff, and I'd like to see what the differences among them are,
> and maybe create a 'canonical' PWB.]
> Also, per the 'Improvements' page, I have source for the Standard I/O
> Library, but I'm using the binary library from the Shoppa disk, which may or
> may not correspond to that source.)
>    Noel
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