[Israel.pm] Language evolution

ik idokan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 22:24:44 PST 2008


On Jan 9, 2008 9:56 PM, Oron Peled <oron at actcom.co.il> wrote:
> On Wednesday, 9 בJanuary 2008, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> > I don't know if the Pascal compiler was written in C or Pascal,
>
> IIRC, the pascal compiler (pc) was not only written in C, but
> actually compiled Pascal to C (which was then compile to object
> code by the C compiler).

You mean at the time they actually thought that C worth something
(because it was very young), unlike today, when most people just does
not understand there are better choices ?

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> lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their
> C programs."
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