Language for Conversational Computing. Written at CMU in the 1960's. Similar to JOSS, with declarations, pointers and block structure from ALGOL 60. Implemented for IBM 360/IBM 370 under TSS.

["LCC Reference Manual", H.R. Van Zoeren, CMU 196]9.


A hand-coded, retargetable compiler for ANSI C written by Dave Hanson <>. lcc's parser is faster than yacc and the code it generates is "as good as GCC".

Version 1.8 includes a compiler, test suite and documentation. lcc has been ported to Vax, commercial backends for MIPS, SPARC, 68000 are cheap for universities. Chop is a code generator for use with lcc.

E-mail: <>.

["A Retargetable C Compiler: Design and Implementation", Addison-Wesley, 1995, ISBN 0-8053-1670-1].