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Russell Ranshaw3-Mar-12 9:33
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"... but they failed [well partially they succeeded] to achieve this nifty goal."

In what way did they fail to achieve that goal?

More of the history is that Bell Labs developed an operating system for the PDP-7 (for what there was none previously). After they got C running on the PDP-11, they used C to write a translator from BPL (ie, their compiler for the PDP-7). Using that BPL -> C translator, they ported their operating system onto the PDP-11. Of course they had to write assembly code to handle the various low-level drivers.

It was that port of their PDP-7 operating system that grew into UNIX(TM). By the way, "UNIX" means "UNIversal eXecutive" according to the Bell Labs guy I talked to. Also witness the various ports of UNIX to a plethora of platforms, all using (as far as I know) some manifestation of C. For example, LINUX and BSD.
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