A while ago (sigh... where does the free time go?) it occurred to me that, while I didn't have the source to version 2.51, I had enough to recreate it.
A version upgrade does not meant the compiler has been re-written, it means that features have been added and bugs squashed. Somewhere inside the new compiler is the old compiler.
Now, all I needed was to find version 2.51 inside version 3.03...
Fortunately, this is not quite as hopeless as it sounds. I won't repeat myself here, but check out my blog for details (in 9 parts):
Here is the source of the reconstructed C88.EXE, version 2.51.
GEN, ASM88, and BIND are works-in-progress, I will post them as I recreate them.
If you are really interested in disassemblies and code comparisons, please email me.
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