Re: Pascal vs. linkers, was The History of the ALGOL Effort

Peter Flass <Peter_Flass@Yahoo.com>
12 Sep 2006 19:19:51 -0400

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From: Peter Flass <Peter_Flass@Yahoo.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 12 Sep 2006 19:19:51 -0400
Organization: Road Runner
References: 06-08-082 06-08-086 06-08-105 06-08-138 06-09-050 06-09-051 06-09-057
Keywords: history

One other thought on separate compilation. This wasn't relevant to
older card/tape systems, but minis and micros originally had extremely
limited storage. The typical editor either sucks the entire contents
of the file being edited into memory, or else edits block-by-block
like PDP-8 editors. In either case, working with the entirety of a
large program is not particularly convienent, and separate compilation
lets you edit the program a logical piece at a time.


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