Structured Fortran - was Re: Self modifying code, lambda calculus

Mouse mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Wed Sep 23 09:10:52 CDT 2015

> I am 100% certain, for example, that it would be possible to come up
> with a C compiler for a 40K IBM 1410, which is in the set you
> describe.

Possible?  Sure.  But it would be difficult; you would need to simulate
a binary machine - C has a whole bunch of stuff that is defined to
operate "as if" certain things are stored in binary.  Coupled with the
way anything can be copied by using char-based types, you end up
needing a binary machine, whether real or simulated.

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