Re: Modern compilers for ye olde architectures

"Luke A. Guest" <laguest@archeia.com>
Wed, 6 Oct 2021 09:00:04 +0100

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From: "Luke A. Guest" <laguest@archeia.com>
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Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2021 09:00:04 +0100
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Posted-Date: 06 Oct 2021 11:04:11 EDT

On 05/10/2021 18:59, David Brown wrote:
> For the Z80, however, there are a number of compiler options. ...


I'm not talking about using an existing compiler.


> Your best bet is probably SDCC. This is a multi-target open source
> compiler that is in regular development, and aimed specifically for
> small CISC microcontroller cores. The Z80 is one of its targets.


I know of SDCC. I'm not talking about using C.


On 06/10/2021 01:26, Derek Jones wrote:
> Modern, as in post-1985 techniques require lots of memory.
> So they are not of any use if you plan to host your compiler
> on a Z80, otherwise your next problem is mapping techniques
> that are designed to work well with orthogonal architectures
> (which the Z80 is certainly not).
> [I believe the plan is to cross-compile with Z80 as the target. -John]


I'm not talking about running a compiler on a Z80, just targetting one.
[Perhaps you could give us more hints about what you're doing so we can
offer more usefule answers. -John]



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