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Old 04-08-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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Red face stupid question but . . .


how was the first compiler compiled?
 
Old 04-08-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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maybe it wasn't... maybe it was written straight to machine readable code
 
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Bootstrapping (compilers)

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Old 04-08-2006, 05:49 PM   #4
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yeah. Compilers were built up as languages evolved. Firt one just compiled assembly code to hex. and it was written in hex. Another can be written in assmebly and compiles into assmebly and then can be assembled into machine code. etc...
 
  


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