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obcpl (BCPL compiler)

This is an x86 (IA-32) port of the "classic" old BCPL compiler (around
1980) from the Tripos Research Group at Cambridge University.

As a real, working computer language implementation, that can be
studied, modified, and played with, this old BCPL compiler has a good
deal to recommend it. The compiler frontend consists of only about
2000 lines of BCPL code, and (as supplied here) compiles to a static
(fully-linked) x86 binary that is less than 36000 bytes in size.

x86_64 note: obcpl doesn't require multilib on Slackware64. It only
generates 32-bit x86 code, but the binaries it creates are 100%
statically linked, and will run fine on Slackware64 without multlib.

The package includes:

- The BCPL compiler itself (/usr/bin/obcpl and the support files in
- The utilities:
- obcpl-cmpltest: compiler test
- obcpl-gpm: macro generator
- obcpl-xref: cross referencer
- The sources for the utilities
- Example code (Hello World and a factorial calculator)
- The obcpl documentation, including manual.txt and standard.txt

See also:

Maintained by: B. Watson
Keywords: tripos,cambridge,xerox,alto,parc
ChangeLog: obcpl


Source Downloads:
obcpl-0.9.8.tar.xz (170223f85130c9b7f54082481a492045)

Download SlackBuild:
obcpl.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 15.0

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