[K12OSN] OT: history
peter at hartmanncomputer.com
Thu Feb 14 23:03:08 UTC 2008
Oh right....I forgot about assembly. Thanks all.
On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 5:11 PM, David H. Barr <dhbarr at gozelle.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Peter Hartmann
> <peter at hartmanncomputer.com> wrote:
> > How did they compile the first complier? (cue: chicken-or-the-egg
> > jokes) I'm curious.
> Rear Admiral Dr. Grace Murray Hopper and her team developed the first
> compiler, in assembly language, to convert symbolic math code into
> machine code. It was called A-O, ~1949. (
> http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/Files/hopper-story.html ) AFAICT
> NELIAC ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NELIAC ) was the first
> bootstrappable compiler ~10 years later.
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