[rb-general] A major milestone in bootstrapping

Christopher Lemmer Webber cwebber at dustycloud.org
Mon Aug 27 13:46:27 CEST 2018

Jeremiah at pdp10.guru writes:

> Today I am proud to announce a combo of releases with major milestones.
> First stage0, reached Release version 0.2.0; which includes the following:
> A 250byte hex0 bootstrap binary that is self-hosting and builds hex1,
> which builds hex2, which bootstraps M0 macro assembly which has been
> used to make:
> The world's FIRST C compiler written in M0 macro assembly, supporting:
> structs
> unions
> inline assembly
> function pointers
> http://git.savannah.nongnu.org/cgit/stage0.git/tree/stage2/cc_x86.s
> which is capable of compiling reproducibly:
> The newly released M2-Planet V1.0
> https://github.com/oriansj/M2-Planet
> Which is a self-hosting C compiler which is 100% deterministic by design
> with support for all the features needed to build the pieces of:
> mescc-tools
> https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/mescc-tools
> which is capable of building M2-Planet from it's M1 macro seed.
> Soon we hope to finish the MesCC bootstrap from M2-Planet and then we
> will have a complete bootstrap path from 250byte hex0 all the way up to
> gcc ^_^
> -Jeremiah Orians

Interesting... I'm looking at


How was it written?  It seems like a monumental task to write all that
and keep enough context in one's head!  Then again, I have never written
assembly before...

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