[TUHS] Software written in B

Bakul Shah bakul at iitbombay.org
Thu Jun 8 03:26:10 AEST 2023

Then there is Arthur Whitney's B language. This is a *completely*
different beast from Ken Thompson's B.


Here's binary search in it:
for comparison here it is in C:
  I b(I*x,I y){I h=x[-1],i,l=0;while(h>l)if(y>x[i=l+h>>1])l=i+1;else h=i;R l;}

[B is modeled after his K language, hence the extreme terseness]

Perhaps not most people's cup of tea but certainly interesting. Too bad
no one else has dared to pick it up! :)/2

> On Jun 7, 2023, at 3:14 AM, Sebastien F4GRX <f4grx at f4grx.net> wrote:
> So for fun and self-education, I am now writing a (or yet another) B compiler, in C, after reading Jack Crenshaw's "Let's build a compiler" documentation ( https://compilers.iecc.com/crenshaw/ )
> Here it is: https://git.sr.ht/~f4grx/bpars

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