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