Megamax C

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Megamax C is a K&R implementation of C for the Atari ST, Apple IIgs, and Macintosh computers. Sold by Megamax, Inc., based in Richardson, Texas,[1] the package includes a one-pass compiler, linker, editor, resource construction kit, and documentation.[1] In the early days of the Atari ST, Megamax C was the primary competitor to the Alcyon C compiler from Digital Research which was included in the official developer kit from Atari. According to a review in Antic magazine, Megamax C compiled a small benchmark program six times faster than Digital Research's compiler.[1]

Megamax C was written by Michael Bunnell with Eric Parker providing the linker and most of the standard library.[citation needed] A later version of the compiler was renamed Laser C, while the company remained Megamax.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Fleishman, Mike (September 1986). "Megama C Review". Antic. 5 (5). 
  2. ^ Darek, Mihocka (November 1988). "Review: Laser C (Megamax, Inc.)". ST-Log (25): 78.