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July 7th, 2016, 12:34 PM
I have a project at the Computer History Museum to collect work, done mostly in the 1970s and 80s, on interactive C interpreters/compilers.


I'm searching for anything I can find on several commercial projects from that time. In most cases, I have contacted the original developers but they no longer have the materials. If you can help with any docs or files, please contact me through my email at the top of the main page (wendellp).

Here are the products I'm searching for:
C-terp (Gimpel Software) for DOS/Windows
Instant-C (Rational Systems / Tenberry Software) for DOS/Windows
Interactive-C (IMPACC Associates) for DOS
RUN/C (Age of Reason) for DOS
Saber-C / CodeCenter (Saber Software / CenterLine Software) for Unix
Safe-C (Catalytix Corporation) for DOS/Unix/VMS

July 9th, 2016, 01:43 AM
SmallC was also interactive. You could type C program in, line by line and watch compiler output assembler code after each input line.

July 9th, 2016, 07:15 AM
That was more a consequence of how it did parsing than practical interactivity, IMHO.

July 9th, 2016, 09:11 AM
I now have a scan of the RUN/C manual, but am still looking for the last release, which was RUN/C Professional 2.03.

It seems that Safe-C was also available for MacOS.