Interesting decompiler

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Dec 19 17:15:37 CST 2006

On 19 Dec 2006 at 14:26, Chris M wrote:

>  Are there any glaring instances of compiler packages
> where this isn't the case (where the source code gets
> compiled directly into object code)? 

Lots of the old iron did this, particularly the compilers that were 
entirely card-oriented. (i.e., read in the compiler, then the source 
deck, pick up the punched output, read in the second compiler pass 
and then the cards just punched and then collect the object deck.

How about the original paper tape FORTRAN that ran on a barebones PDP 


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