[K12OSN] OT: history

Tim Born 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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