BCPL Needs => Free C and ASM

JArchibald at aol.com JArchibald at aol.com
Thu Jun 1 09:31:29 UTC 2000


Can anyone recommend free C and Asm resources for either Mac or Windows 
platforms. I downloaded the BCPL material, and it looks like it will require 
some grunge work to get it going [one of those times when I wish I had a 
Linux system up -- next week -- LOL ].

It was a delight to see a site (www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/mr/) well laid out, 
which is what I would expect from Martin. He was on a sabbatical at IBM 
Research in the early '70s, and I succeeded him in being the 'keeper of the 
keys' for his port of BCPL to VM/CMS. He had left everything in perfect order 
for me to take over. I continued to use this BCPL until I left IBM in 1993 
(20 years, pretty good record for durability). 

I build a theorem prover (for Effigy [symbolic execution] headed by Jim King) 
in a personally modified BCPL. BCPL was written in BCPL, still a somewhat 
novel concept at the time [though the Fortran H was the originator (I had 
worked on that {I/O packages in S/360 assembler language} in 1965)]. It did 
have a primitive package (jeez, I wonder where that came from ... ) written 
in assembler, which is what Martin had ported.

Any pointers will be appreciated.


Jerry L. Archibald

"I can't think of the author." Anon.

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