[Mono-dev] C# Compiler - Chicken and the Egg

Cody Russell cody at jhu.edu
Thu Mar 9 16:04:38 EST 2006

Obviously, it was first compiled using Microsoft's compiler.  I would assume
gcc got started much the same way, and was probably first compiled using
non-free compilers.

On 3/9/06, Redefined Horizons <redefined.horizons at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was reading online that Mono's C# compiler is written in C#. That
> made me woder, how did you compile the Mono C# Compiler for the first
> time. (This is the old chicken and the egg problem.) I am wondering
> how this obstacle was overcome, and why the compiler wasn't written in
> a language like C, that could already be compiled on Linux.
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