[Coco] [Color Computer] SDCC, Free Scott MC-10... Was: Multiple C compiler projects

James Dessart james at skwirl.ca
Sun Jul 17 20:28:34 EDT 2005

On Sun, 17 Jul 2005, James Diffendaffer wrote:

> I'm looking at the SDCC code generator... it will not generate as good 
> of code as GCC can and a 6309 version would be pointless.  I suppose the 
> peephole optimizer could take advantage of the extra registers but the 
> speed improvement would be around 5% max.  GCC would gain much more from 
> it.  But that's just a guess.  However, it looks like I can crank out 
> the changes *WAY* faster for SDCC than GCC... so we could have a 
> compiler going quicker.

That's the whole thing, the core reason for moving to sdcc as the target. 
gcc is a big project, with a lot of learning for whoever's involved. sdcc 
has a much smaller code-base, and thus a single, normal, human brain can 
grapple it more easily. :)


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