Re: Processor specific optimisations

Walter Banks <walter@bytecraft.com>
24 Jan 2002 13:45:55 -0500

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From: Walter Banks <walter@bytecraft.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 24 Jan 2002 13:45:55 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 02-01-077 02-01-084
Keywords: optimize, comment
Posted-Date: 24 Jan 2002 13:45:55 EST

Dave Hudson wrote:


> Sadly, most 8-bit compilers I've encountered have produced at best
> average and usually quite bad code. I think that part of the problem
> with these though is that many of them haven't don't support all of
> the higher-level optimizations that you'd find in say gcc.


Actually gcc does a rather bad job of generating code for 8 bit
processors when compared to many of the 8 bit compilers currently
available. gcc after 20 years or so just does not represent the
current art of compiler implementation.


w..
[GCC does a pretty good job on 32 bit machines with plenty of registers,
but I don't think anyone ever expected it to target 8-bitters. -John]


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