Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Back in 1987 or 1988 we had a Mac network at college, these would have been either Mac Classic or Mac Plus machines. We used a C compiler on them - what C compilers were around at the time?

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 5 down vote accepted

Could be Think C or Apple's Macintosh Programmers' Workshop Note links are to Wikipedia, which is probably OK for information for old computing.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks for that! –  Alan B Feb 26 '13 at 11:56
    
Think C was the definitive C compiler, until CodeWarrior came out in the early 90's. The original Mac OS and applications were written in a combination of Pascal and 68K assembly. –  Mark Feb 26 '13 at 19:10

There was also the Consulair Mac C Development System.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.