Re: Modern compilers for ye olde architectures

Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich1@netscape.net>
Tue, 5 Oct 2021 22:12:46 +0200

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From: Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich1@netscape.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2021 22:12:46 +0200
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 21-10-007
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Posted-Date: 05 Oct 2021 21:33:43 EDT
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On 10/5/21 2:22 PM, Luke A. Guest wrote:
> I have a Z80 project in mind and would like to build a compiler for a
> Z80.  I was wondering if modern backend techniques can be applied
> successfully for these old CPU's, i.e. SSA.
>
> I know GCC has backends for some older architectures, but these do weird
> gymnastics such as implementing a virtual cpu in rtl and then lowering
> further.


I wonder what's the purpose of such compilers. Let a Z80 emulate some
supported CPU and be happy :-)


DoDi
[Maybe it's retrocomputing, maybe it's some device with an embedded Z80.
If that's all the computing you need, why pay for more? -John]



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