Obscure pcc targets - Re: 1980s/1990s 68k C cross (and not so cross) compilers

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Nov 25 13:27:52 CST 2015

On 2015-11-25 2:22 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
> On 11/25/15 8:46 AM, Brad Parker wrote:
>> In 1987 gcc would compile to 68k quite well.  Before that I seem to
>> recall that there was also a C compiler from Standford, from sumex
>> (wow - do I still have those brain cells?).  Remember sumex-aim ?
>> SumMacC. Anyway, I think the Kinetics fastpath was compiled with that
>> and I could swear I was using it as a C compiler on a vax-11/750
>> running mt. xinu in mid 80's.  Find someone from pixar - they
>> were using it to compile Macintosh code.  I don't know the lineage of
>> that compiler, but I think it was a port of something older.
> SumMacC was based on MIT/LCS/Terman's port of pcc for the NuMachine
> project.
> I thought I had the sources, but all I've been able to turn up is the
> MIT compiler collection tape with
> a bunch of obscure pcc ports.

Actually some of us might be interested in those pcc ports (targets?). 
The BSTJ Unix issue mentioned a number of exotic Unix ports and I'd 
always assumed the compilers for those platforms were no longer 
findable. So it might be interesting to know what is on that tape.


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