From: Pete Fenelon (pete(at)fenelon.com)
Date: Tue 29 Oct 2002 - 14:23:37 GMT
On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 03:04:35PM +0100, Peter B. Ladkin wrote: > Neil Audsley wrote: > > > > Also remember that the original C library was written (by M. Lesk, not > > K&R) to ensure code took as little space as possible (PDP-11 was the > > first target). > > Unix, B and C were first targeted to a "spare" PDP-8. Wasn't the first Unix and B originated on the PDP-7, in fact. A very different machine to the PDP-8. C originated on the PDP-11. The facts here are widely available, not least at http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/chist.html where Dennis Ritchie himself recounts the history of B and C. pete -- pete(at)fenelon.com "...and even on a clear day I can't see the point..."