|Welcome to the 14th year of comp.compilers firstname.lastname@example.org (John R Levine) (1999-01-02)|
|From:||John R Levine <email@example.com>|
|Date:||2 Jan 1999 05:02:01 -0500|
Tomorrow marks the beginning of the 14th year of comp.compilers, which
started as mod.compilers on January 3rd, 1986. The compiler field has
moved quite a distance since then, when most of us were still writing
16 bit programs on PDP-11s, nobody used a GUI to do programming, and a
lot of optimizations that compilers now routinely do on $1000 PCs were
too expensive for anyone but a compiler researcher on a mainframe or
at least a $100,000 time-shared VAX to use.
All of the old messages are still in the archive at
http://www.iecc.com/compilers, and some are still interesting.
A happy new year to all the readers.
John Levine, comp.compilers moderator,
PS: Your moderator venally points out that you might like to read some
of the draft chapters of his upcoming "Linkers and Loaders" on the web
site at http://www.iecc.com/linker, particularly since people who make
the most helpful comments will get free autographed copies.
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