First C compiler pops up on Github

If you have a nostalgic turn of mind, there’s a new posting over on Github that you’ll just love: the earliest known C compiler by the legendary Dennis Ritchie has been published on the repository.

It’s not new: long before his death in 2011, Ritchie wrote about the effort to find, recover and preserve the early work on C here. Even as far back as 2001, the effort to recover the earliest life of one of the world’s most important programming languages was considered computer industry palaeontology.

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