[TUHS] First C compiler outside Bell Labs?

M Douglas McIlroy m.douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu
Thu Apr 15 23:29:15 AEST 2021



On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 9:24 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> I personally am not aware of another any earlier, so if you asked me that is what I would have said.   I'd be curious if you discover an earlier one and the story behind it.
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 7:20 AM Lars Brinkhoff <lars at nocrew.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Which was the first C compiler written outside Bell Labs?
>> I have a candidate in mind.  Alan Snyder interned at Bell Labs in 1973.
>> Later at MIT, we wrote a C compiler for the PDP-10.  This would have
>> been 1974-1975.

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