mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Dec 16 12:35:37 CST 2006
On Dec 15, 2006, at 10:18 PM, Chris M wrote:
>> You can write inline assembler in your C source, but
>> the Turbo 2.0x
>> compiler can't do the assembly by itself -- it uses
>> Turbo Assembler
>> for that.
> Is it a *recent* development of compilers that as an
> intermediate step the source code will first be
> reduced to assembler mnemonics, before being reduced
> to object code?
Absolutely not. The UNIX world, at least, has been doing it that
way for decades.
Cape Coral, FL
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