C compilers for PDP-11 - was Re: Fwd: is there any word processing software for the pdp11?
bqt at update.uu.se
Wed Dec 3 03:38:01 CST 2014
On 2014-12-03 02:05, Toby Thain wrote:
> On 02/12/14 1:26 PM, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>> On 2014-12-02 14:20, Mark Wickens wrote:
>>> Is there any general agreement on what the 'best' programming
>>> language is
>>> for PDP-11 ...
>> Pick and choose. Why not C? Although the code generated by the PDP-11 C
>> isn't the best I've seen.
> *Which* PDP-11 C?
I was explicitly thinking of the DEC PDP-11 C compiler here. DECUS C
actually generates better code than PDP-11 C, but DECUS C is a rather
weird K&R, while PDP-11 C is pretty much full ANSI.
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