Python for everything?

Mike Meyer mwm at
Sun Jul 3 04:12:04 CEST 2005

Christos "TZOTZIOY" Georgiou <tzot at> writes:

> On Thu, 30 Jun 2005 20:55:20 -0400, rumours say that Mike Meyer
> <mwm at> might have written:
>>Actually, I was thinking of pre-K&R Unix compilers.
> There must be something I am missing here, cause I don't understand what
> you mean; what is the earliest K&R C compiler ("Unix" compiler) you
> consider as such?  Were there other Unix C compilers before K&R wrote
> one?  Or are you considering as "K&R Unix compilers" those after the
> publication of the white book and before C89?

The latter. I was considering "K&R Unix compilers" to be the compiler
described by the white K&R book - what is basically the v7 Unix C
compiler. Thwe v6 compiler didn't do op=, it still did =op. We used the
photo7 C compiler on our v6 system. I don't believe that was written by

Mike Meyer <mwm at>
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