C 1973

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James Harris

Oct 21, 2021, 3:45:53 PMOct 21
Although many are aware of the document linked below ... since recent
posts I made were partly motivated by how early language designs
developed I think it's worth including this.


Some might question the year in the Subject. In fact, the web page says
C's development took place in the early 1970s. But I dated it to 1973 as
the document includes the following comment.

"By early 1973, the essentials of modern C were complete."

James Harris

CP/M User

Oct 23, 2021, 1:04:15 AMOct 23
I remember an interesting discussion about the Initial release of C and when they started appearing on CP/M Based systems on the Vintage Computer Forum:


Dispite what I've read about when C came out, it's mentioned that 1973 was when it became available to the public and would still predate CP/M. A Burroughs system running MCP apparantely had a C for it, I don't know when that was though :(
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