May 26, 2018

Portable C Compiler

This compiler is based on the original Portable C Compiler by S. C. Johnson, written in the late 70’s. Even though much of the compiler has been rewritten, some of the basics still remain.

The intention is to write a C99 compiler while still keeping it small, simple, fast and understandable. I think of it as if it shall be able to compile and run on PDP11 even if it may not happen in reality. But with this in mind it becomes important to think twice about what algorithms are used.

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