Extremely CISC instructions- C compilers.

wrcooke at wrcooke.net wrcooke at wrcooke.net
Wed Aug 25 16:10:51 CDT 2021

> On 08/25/2021 2:23 PM Van Snyder via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> The C language appears to have been designed as a high-level assembler
> for machines like the PDP-11, which first appeared ca 1970. At least
> that's what the Wikipedioa article about the B language appears to say.

Dennis Richie's "History of C" explains why much of that can't possibly be true:


There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
John von Neumann

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