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Re: [K12OSN] OT: history



Oh right....I forgot about assembly.  Thanks all.

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 5:11 PM, David H. Barr <dhbarr gozelle com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Peter Hartmann
>  <peter 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.
>
>  -dhbarr.
>
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