[K12OSN] OT: history
k12osn at deltacfax.com
Thu Feb 14 22:04:18 UTC 2008
Peter Hartmann wrote:
>How did they compile the first complier? (cue: chicken-or-the-egg
>jokes) I'm curious.
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I believe both the Pascal compiler (ETH Zurich) and the PL/1 compilers
went through a hand-compilation to bootstrap themselves. They created a
subset of the language that they hand-compiled to then use to make a
compiler for a more complete language.
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