[lug] Building from source

carl.wagner at level3.com carl.wagner at level3.com
Thu Sep 19 14:24:13 MDT 2002

> Anyway, what that means is that at some point, the first compiler was
> written in assembly.  Today, that is not needed.  Once someone has a
> working compiler, it can be used to compile the new compiler.  I suspect
> we are many years removed from the assembly compiler that started it all
> on Unix.  If you think about it, is also means the first assembler was
> written in machine code.  Wow, that must have been fun!

Written in machine code on paper and toggled into memory with switches!!!
That or you could do it with diodes and solder, even more fun!!


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