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Sun Dec 17 01:39:18 CST 2006
Dave McGuire wrote:
> 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.
I can verify that many compilers on VSE have done that for a long time
too. I don't know MVS and VM/CMS well enough to comment on either of those.
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