Re: Bliss-11 and other Bliss compilers

Brooks Moses <>
28 Nov 2006 00:14:01 -0500

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From: Brooks Moses <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 28 Nov 2006 00:14:01 -0500
Organization: Stanford University
References: 06-11-105
Keywords: history
Posted-Date: 28 Nov 2006 00:14:01 EST

Mark Mickelsen wrote:
> [I don't know of any work on Bliss past VMS Bliss-32 for the Vax and
> Alpha. You might see if you can find one of those and try
> bootstrapping from one of them to an x86. Since the Vax and Alpha
> have approximately the same memory addressing as an x86, byte
> addressed little-endian, it should mostly be a matter of minor
> adjustments to the stack frame format and redoing the code generator
> to generate x86 code. I wouldn't waste time with Bliss-11 unless you
> want to target 16 bit machines. -John]

There is someone working on a Bliss front end to GCC, as well; see Unfortunately, I don't
know anything about it besides what's in that message.

- Brooks

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