Re: PALM challenge

gah4 <>
Sat, 1 Oct 2022 17:09:53 -0700 (PDT)

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From: gah4 <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2022 17:09:53 -0700 (PDT)
Organization: Compilers Central
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Posted-Date: 01 Oct 2022 21:35:17 EDT
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On Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 12:16:25 PM UTC-7, wrote:
> Lots of new CPUs, sure.

> But let's explore an old CPU: the 1975 PALM.

> I'm looking for anyone interested to explore the idea. Maybe prove how
> robust modern tools are at adapting C, by exploring this ancient instruction
> set.

My favorite for adapting C to new (or old) hardware is LCC.

You only have to rewrite the code generator, and it has a code generator
generator to make it easier. The usual case, as with many Unix C
compilers, is to write out assembly code, and feed it to an assembler.

Since you already have an assembler, it should be pretty fast.

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