[TUHS] crt0 -- what's in that name?

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Tue Jun 13 04:53:00 AEST 2023

This makes sense since there was B runtime to start, and Dennis was messing
with things.  No idea but I wonder if that was the impetus for the rename
from B to newB to C - when he introduced a new runtime?

On Mon, Jun 12, 2023 at 2:30 PM Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 12, 2023 at 2:22 PM ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This came up lately in the riscv firmware universe. Someone named early
> boot bt0, I mentioned crt0, and ... when did that name first appear? I
> first saw it in v6 but I'm sure it was long before.
> The Unix tree shows it in 2nd Edition:
> https://www.tuhs.org/cgi-bin/utree.pl?file=V2/lib/crt0.s
> That would suggest it was more or less contemporaneous with C itself.
>         - Dan C.
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