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Re: [K12OSN] OT: history



An outstanding woman. Thanks to her, we don't have to sit and write
everything in assembly.
On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 16:11 -0600, David H. Barr 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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