1980s/1990s 68k C cross (and not so cross) compilers

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Wed Nov 25 13:22:20 CST 2015

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.

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