1. "When the iPhone app is built, the Xamarin C# compiler generates C# Intermediate Language (IL) as usual, but it then makes use of the Apple compiler on the Mac to generate native iPhone machine code just like the Objective-C compiler. The calls from the app to the iPhone APIs are the same as though the application were written in Objective-C. For the Android app, the Xamarin C# compiler generates IL, which runs on a version of Mono on the device alongside the Java engine, but the API calls from the app are pretty"
- Charles Petzold, Creating Mobile Apps with Xamarin.Forms Preview Edition 2
2. "FORTRAN, BASIC, COBOL, LISP, Pascal, C, PROLOG, FORTH. You talk to the computer in one of these languages, and a piece of software called a compiler converts it into machine language."
- Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
4. "When the ANSI C standard was under development, the pragma directive was introduced. Borrowed from Ada, #pragma is used to convey hints to the compiler, such as the desire to expand a particular function in-line or suppress range checks. Not previously seen in C, pragma met with some initial resistance from a gcc implementor, who took the implementation-defined effect very literally—in gcc version 1.34, the use of pragma causes the compiler to stop compiling and launch a computer game instead! The gcc manual contained the following: The #pragma command is specified in the ANSI standard to have an arbitrary implementation-defined effect. In the GNU C preprocessor, #pragma first attempts to run the game rogue; if that fails, it tries to run the game hack; if that fails, it tries to run GNU Emacs displaying the Tower of Hanoi; if that fails, it reports a fatal error. In any case, preprocessing does not continue. —Manual for version 1.34 of the GNU C compiler"
- Peter van der Linden, Expert C Programming: Deep C Secrets
5. "R. C. Hoiles,"
- Richard Reeves, Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese-American Internment in World War II
8. "[kade] Remember that article we read last term? The Thompson hack? He felt Rangan get it instantly. [rangan] Have the compiler inject it… It’d be in the binary, but gone from the source… [kade] And have the ModOS compiler inject into the Nexus compiler…"
- Ramez Naam, Nexus