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Wed, 05 Apr 2006

Ken Thompson's other C compiler


Ken Thompson of Unix and C fame wrote a C compiler for Plan9 and Inferno. There are interested parties for porting this very small compiler to unices. I started from the sources available a few years ago from Vitanouva and Markus Friedl's patches to make them compile on OpenBSD. Up to now I incorporated many of the changes leading up to the newer sources available now. The mercurial repo is at http://saeftl.franken.de:8888/ It compiles on OpenBSD, but the compilers (for many architectures) produce output in Plan9/Inferno binary format, which does not run on BSD at all. Many more changes needed.
UPDATE tarfile here

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