[Blabber] legacy-cc

Peter Shenkin shenkin at gmail.com
Thu May 23 17:08:27 UTC 2013


Thanks, Guan. When I first read K&R, I had the impression that Kernighan's
role was pretty much as a technical writer. But then I learned about his
contributions to U*x, and wasn't sure whether he might have had a greater
role in C than I had appreciated.

K&R (at least, the first edition) is one of the best technical books I've
ever read. In fact, probably *the* best.

-P.


On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk> wrote:

> Kernighan had nothing to do with it. He did co-write the first book on C
> and created awk, and lots of other Unix stuff. He's also the guy who named
> Unix (originally Unics).
>
>
> On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Peter Shenkin <shenkin at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Huh? If you follow the link on the Github page, it links to a document by
>> dmr, who is posting the sources and explaining where they come from and
>> their place in the history of C.
>>
>> I think dmr was really the originator of C; I'm not sure exactly what
>> Kernihan's role was.
>>
>> -P.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 11:55 PM, <fractal at maui.net> wrote:
>>
>>> So kernighan and ritchie had nothing to do with it?
>>>
>>> --- guan at yang.dk wrote:
>>>
>>> From: Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk>
>>> To: Hack Manhattan! <blabber at list.hackmanhattan.com>
>>> Subject: [Blabber] legacy-cc
>>> Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 16:25:34 -0400
>>>
>>> This is supposed to be the original C compiler:
>>>
>>> https://github.com/mortdeus/legacy-cc
>>>
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